Vice-president Hisham Marwa said that the Syrian Coalition and the revolutionary forces are ready to fill the power vacuum that will ensue after the collapse of the Assad regime, adding that “we have already developed an integrated vision for the issues of security and services and have political and legal plans for the post-Assad phase.”
“We have clear plans and procedures in the event of the fall of the Assad regime and the collapse of the security apparatuses which we see is imminent in light of the rapid military rebel gains. The greatest challenges we will be faced with are the security and services. The security challenge will be dealt through the Interim Ministry of Defense, the Interim Ministry of the Interior, the rebel factions currently active on the ground, and through the formation of civil committees to maintain security in neighborhoods and villages.”
Marwa points to the existence of plans and coordination between several executive bodies to meet the people’s needs and the provision of basic services such as education, health and the basic needs. This task will be allocated to the relevant ministries of the interim government, local councils, humanitarian and international organizations with the support of sister and friendly countries.
Marwa notes that “the Syrian Coalition still seeks the success of the political process and reaching a peaceful transition of power, but the intransigence of the Assad regime and its insistence on a military solution foils any prospects of a political solution. International and regional parties supporting the Assad regime also considerably contributes to the failure of the political process in Syria.
Last week Marwa attended a session on the sidelines of a UN Human Rights Council meeting titled “Syria after Tyranny” held in Geneva. During the session, he presented the Syrian Coalition’s vision for the transitional period in Syria and the principles of a political settlement based on the formation of a transitional governing body with full powers. (Source: Syrian Coalition)