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1990 Syrian parliamentary election

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1990 Syrian parliamentary election

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All 250 seats in the Parliament of Syria
126 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Hafez al-Assad
Party Ba'ath Party Independent
Alliance NPF
Last election 130 35
Seats won 134 84
Seat change Increase4 Increase 49

Speaker before election

Abd al-Qadir Qaddura
Ba'ath Party

Elected Speaker

Abd al-Qadir Qaddura
Ba'ath Party

Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on 22 and 23 May 1990.[1] No political parties were permitted outside the National Progressive Front, though candidates outside this group could run as independents. Approximately 9,000 candidates ran as independents.[2] Members were elected using the multiple non-transferable vote in fifteen districts, with an average district magnitude of 16.6.[3] The result was a victory for the Ba'ath Party, which won 134 of the 250 seats.[4] Voter turnout was 49.6%.


Ba'ath Party134+4
Arab Socialist Union Party8–1
Syrian Communist Party80
Socialist Unionist Party7–1
Arab Socialist Movement50
Democratic Socialist Unionist Party4New
Total votes3,264,616
Registered voters/turnout6,576,90749.64
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p221 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Perthes, Volker (1992). "Syria's Parliamentary Elections: Remodeling Asad's Political Base". Middle East Report. Middle East Research and Information Project (174): 15–18. doi:10.2307/3012963. JSTOR 3012963.
  3. ^ Nohlen et al., p218
  4. ^ Nohlen et al., p226
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