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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In the meantime, Secretary of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party in Dara'a Hossein al-Refayee said that the entire officials, parties and residents in the region have strongly urged enforcement of the reconciliation plan, expulsion of the terrorists and granting government amnesty to those militants that lay down their arms.
A leading member of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, Mohamed Dia al-din, slammed the decision of opposition groups to meet with the AUHIP in order to discuss the signing of the Roadmap Agreement.
The National Coalition Parties is composed of the GPC and 14 small parties, including the National Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, the People's Democratic Party, the Popular Forces Union party, the National Democratic Front, and the Liberation Front Party.
The Islah Party leads the Joint Meeting Parties coalition, which includes the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, the Nasserist Unionist People's Organisation Party and the Yemeni Socialist Party, according to Yemen Post.
The Arab Socialist Ba'ath party incorporates elements of Arab nationalism calling for pan-Arab unity combined with anti-imperialism and socialism.
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