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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Summary: The National Command of the Arab Socialist Baath Party discharged its regional secretary-general in Lebanon, Former Minister Fayez Shokr, and replaced him with lawyer Abdel Mouin Ghazi.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Arab Socialist Baath Party in Lebanon lashed out at Head of the Lebanese Al-Mustaqbal party Saad al-Hariri for fueling tensions and killings in Syria, saying that the party is responsible for bloodshed across the crisis-hit neighboring country.
Let us assume that the statement of one of the founders of the Baath Party, Zaki Arsuzi, about mercifulness being the exceptional characteristic of the Arabs, is still present at the heart of the ideology of the Arab Socialist Baath Party command, and that this command also believes in the calls for modernity introduced by Michel Aflaq following his studies abroad.
The parties, including the Arab Socialist Baath Party, the National Movement, Hashd, the Communist Party, the Unity Party and the Baath Arab Progressive Party, said that by embracing the law, the government indicates it is backtracking on the political and economic reform process as a key popular demand.
The new charter would create a multiparty system in Syria, which has been ruled by the Arab Socialist Baath Party since a 1963 coup.
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