Ahmad Tohme reelected as Syrian opposition PM

Ahmad Tohme was reelected to the post, which he was dismissed from in July after just 10 months in the job. (File photo: AFP)

Syria’s main opposition National Coalition has reelected Ahmad Tohme as its prime minister after five days of meetings in Istanbul, Agence France-Presse reported.

Tohme was reelected to the post, which he was dismissed from in July after just 10 months in the job. He secured 63 votes from the 65 Coalition members who participated in the vote on Tuesday night, the group said in a statement.

On Monday, a Coalition member had told AFP that there were “strong tensions” and that “the participants could not agree on a new prime minister.”

Tohme, who is close to Syria’s influential Muslim Brotherhood, headed the coalition for 10 months before being relieved of his duties at one of the bloc’s previous general assemblies.

The Coalition has been recognized as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people by countries including Britain and the United States.

However, Syrians on the ground criticize it of being ineffective, corrupt and out-of-touch.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45
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