The Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly elected Jawad Abu Hatab head of the Syrian interim government. Abu Hatab will be forming a new government to be based in Syria to better serve the needs of the civilian population.
The General Assembly on Monday held a special meeting to elect a new head of the Syrian interim government and discuss proposals to expand the representation of women in the Coalition. The Assembly reviewed programs, plans and visions of the candidates for the position of head of the interim government. Abu Hatab gave an overview of his plans over the internet from Idlib. Abu Hatab won 54 out of 71 votes of the General Assembly.
Abu Hatab was born in 1962 in Ashrafiyet Alwadi in rural Damascus. He was dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Free University of Aleppo, which is based in the liberated areas.
Abu Hatab had a degree in medicine from the University of Damascus in 1988 and finished a major in general surgery in 1998. In 2003, he travelled to Italy to study to become a pediatric cardiologist.
Before travelling to Italy, Abu Hatab worked as a heart surgeon in the Cardiac Surgery Hospital of the University of Damascus, and was a member of the board of management of the hospital. He was also director of the Technical Medical Institute of the Free University of Aleppo.
The candidates for the position of the head of the interim government were: Jawad Abu Hatab, Mohammed Walid Thamer, Mohammed Noureddine Hamidi, Mohammed Yasin Najjar and Awad Alali. (Source: Syrian Coalition)