Syrian opposition to meet in Istanbul to elect prime minister
AMMAN - Reuters
The head of the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces Mouaz al-Khatib. AP PhotoThe main Syrian National Coalition opposition organization will meet in Istanbul on Tuesday to elect a provisional prime minister, coalition members said on Thursday.
The decision was made after former Prime Minister Riad Hijab, the highest ranking civilian defector since the revolt and the top candidate for the job, withdrew his candidacy, several coalition members told Reuters in Amman. Hijab had run into opposition from Islamists and liberal members of the coalition for his previous ties with Syria’s ruling hierarchy.