President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem al-Meslet, and member of the political committee, Badr Jamous, visited the town of Jarablus where they attended the second day of the elections that are taking place across the liberated areas to elect a youth parliament. The elections are being held under the auspices of the Stabilization Support Unit (SSU).
Al-Meslet commended the founding committee and SSU for overseeing and supporting this important initiative, stressing the importance of the role of youth in fueling the Syrian Revolution and shaping the future of Syria.
The first day of the elections began last Saturday in the presence of representatives from the Syrian Interim Government, the Free Aleppo Provincial Council and the Free Bar Association. The founding committee made preparation for the elections over a period of six months, during which a by-law was written and election laws were drawn up.
About 1,500 voters from volunteer and youth teams, independents, media workers and people of determination participated in the elections to elect 36 candidates out of 60.
This foundational stage will take up to six months, followed by general elections for the youth with the aim of creating a youth platform that represents the issues of Syrian youth of all affiliations and backgrounds.
The Youth Parliament will discuss general societal issues and the major developments of interest to the youth group, in addition to participation in political activities.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)