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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He added that the meeting formed a committee including the secretary general of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) Mohamed Mukhtar al-Khatib, the secretary general of the Ba'ath Socialist Party (BSP) al-Tigani Mustafa ,Jamal Idris from the Nasserite Party and Ahmed Shakir from the New Forces Movement (Hag) besides two members from the NCF secretariat to draft a statement reflecting the content and the decisions of the meeting.
The Provisional Regional Command of Asad's Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party nominated a 173-member legislature, the People's Council, in which the Ba'ath Party took 87 seats.
The Iraqi Ba'ath Socialist Party is dissolved,' Gen Franks said in the statement, read by an announcer in Arabic.