Baath Party

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Baath Party

A political party in the Middle East advocating secular, socialist policies intended to free Arab-majority countries from Western influence. It was established in 1940 in Syria. Its Syrian and Iraqi branches split in 1955 and became antagonistic toward each other. It became the ruling party of Syria in 1963 and was in charge of Iraq from 1968 until 2003.
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The Arab Socialist Ba'ath party incorporates elements of Arab nationalism calling for pan-Arab unity combined with anti-imperialism and socialism.
In view of the negative stance taken by the leadership of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath party towards the events in Syria and in Deraa, and after the death of hundreds and the wounding of thousands at the hands of the various security forces, we submit our collective resignation," the members said in a declaration.
Type: Republic, under Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party regimes since March 1963.
The Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party (ASB) spokesperson, Mohamed Di Al-Deen, posted on his Facebook page that NCP political secretary Mustafa Osman Ismail, has invited them to the event, but they turned it down because it was not for dialogue but to listen to the president.
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