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 a statement released today, the Jordanian People's Democratic Party (Hashd), the Arab Socialist Ba'th Party, the National Movement, and the Communist parties announced that they had decided to participate in the forthcoming polls, slated for November 9th, as one bloc and pledged a comprehensive national program that touches various aspects of life.
19) Other ideological parties, like the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (six deputies) and the Arab Socialist Ba'th Party (two deputies) benefitted from Syrian support to make unprecedented gains.
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