Member of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee, Abdelbaset Abdullatif, gave an overview on the mechanism of work that the SOC used to amend its bylaws and on the components that participated in this process.
Abdullatif was speaking at a press conference that the SOC held on Friday to talk about the political process and to clarify the reform measures that the SOC introduced to membership and bylaws.
The conference was also attended by SOC’s President Salem al-Meslet, Head of the Syrian Interim Government Abdurrahman Mustafa, Secretary-General Haitham Rahma, Secretary of the political committee Abdul Majeed Barakat, a number of members of the political committee, and coordinators of committees, departments and offices.
Abdullatif indicated that the SOC set up a committee to reassess the bylaws from the first to the last article, adding that this the first time the SOC makes this move since its establishment.
He added that the committee comprised eight members from all SOC’s components, adding that it submitted the first draft reforms to the political committee, which was subjected to in-depth and thorough discussions over a period of about four months before it was approved by 60 out of 64 members of the General Assembly.
Abdullatif pointed out that there are components that were removed after they lost their frame of reference, making it clear that in the past ten years many changes occurred among the active forces and influential personalities. He said that the new components that will join the SOC will be from the liberated areas that enjoy public representation and acceptance.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)