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List of notable or famous politicians from syria, with bios and photos, including the top politicians born in syria and even some popular politicians who immigrated to syria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous syria politicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These politicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known politician from syria is included when available.

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Abdo Hussameddin

Abdo Hussameddin was Syria's Deputy Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources until he announced his resignation in a video message posted to the internet on March 8, 2012. He explained his decision to defect to the Syrian opposition in a message addressed to President Bashar al-Assad, saying: "You brought a year of sadness and misery to those you claim to be your people and deprived them from basic needs and humanity, and brought the country to the brink of disaster though your stubbornness and arrogance while you are cut off from reality." ...more on Wikipedia

Abdul-Salam Ojeili, or Abd al-Salam Ujayli, was a Syrian novelist and politician. Born in Ar-Raqqah. A lesson in Ar-Raqqah and Aleppo and Damascus University, in and out of doctors in 1945. Elected deputy of Ar-Raqqah in 1947. Took a number of ministerial posts in the ministries of culture and foreign affairs and information in 1962, is one of the most important media story and the novel exhibition in Syria and the Arab world, has issued his first narrative work in 1948 . Ojeili entered into and served in the government of Syria from 1947 to 1962. He served in the foreign, culture and information branches. Ojeili had 40 books published. Among his best known works are Basima Between Tears, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 89 (1917-2006)

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Bashar Hafez al-Assad is the President of Syria, commander-in-chief of Syrian Armed Forces, General Secretary of the ruling Ba'ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party's branch in Syria. He has served as President since 2000, when he succeeded his father, Hafez al-Assad, who led Syria for 30 years until his death. Assad graduated from the medical school of Damascus University in 1988, and started to work as a doctor in the army. Four years later, he attended postgraduate studies at the Western Eye Hospital, in London, specializing in ophthalmology. In 1994, after his elder brother Bassel was killed in a car crash, Bashar was recalled to Syria to take over Bassel's role as heir apparent. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

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Bassel al-Assad

Bassel al-Assad was the eldest son of the late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and the older brother of President Bashar al-Assad. He was widely expected to succeed his father had it not been for his own death in a car accident. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 32 (1962-1994)

Birthplace: Damascus, Syria