BEIRUT: 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.
Al-Hariri along with his group is responsible for the existing bloodshed in different parts of Syria," Secretary of the Arab Socialist Baath Party
in Lebanon Mohammad Shaker al-Qawas said on Sunday.
This semi-clandestine organisation of former officials under Saddam Hussain is allegedly trying to revive the banned Arab Socialist Baath Party
under a new name.
The 1997 election resulted in the GPC winning 189 seats and the Al Islah 52 seats, followed by the much smaller Nasserite Unionist Party with 3 seats, the National Arab Socialist Baath Party
with 2 seats and independents with 54 seats.
What should we make of the fact that the two countries where the Arab Socialist Baath Party
ruled for many decades are now poster children for wrecks of modern Arab statehood that have descended into urban warfare?
Regarding the part concerning the reform process, the sources highlighted the need to amend Article 8 of the Syrian constitution which stipulates that the [ruling] Arab Socialist Baath Party
in Syria "is the leading group in the society and state.