Syrian Opposition Elects Hadi el-Bahra as New Leader

(AFP) The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday elected Saudi-based Syrian opposition figure Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting near Istanbul.


"Hadi el-Bahra was elected president of the coalition with 62 votes," the coalition said in a statement on its Facebook page. His nearest rival Mowafaq Nayrabiyeh won 41 votes, it added.

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