Syrian opposition elects Ghassan Hitto as interim PM

Sources said, Hitto received the majority of votes from Islamists.

Syrian opposition elects Ghassan Hitto as interim PM

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Syrian National Coalition for Opposition & Revolutionary Forces (SCARF) elected Ghassan Hitto on Monday in their meeting in Istanbul as prime minister to lead an interim government which will serve in parts of Syria controlled by rebel fighters.

The opposition coalition has nominated twelve candidates for the office from technocrats, businessmen and economists.

Ghassan Hitto received the votes of 35 SCARF Members out of 62 members who voted.

Assad Asheq Mustafa received 7, Walid al-Zoabi received 2 while 18 members blank voted.

Sources said, Hitto received the majority of votes from Islamists.

Hito is the second Kurdish opponent who took a senior official position in Syrian opposition after Abdulbasid Seyda.

Hito was born in Syrian capital in 1963, received an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1994 and worked as a senior manager in many international companies.

In 2001, he set up the "Muslim Legal Fund of America" for giving legal aid to Arabs and Muslims who became minorities in different country all around the world.

Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, Hitto was a strong supporter.

He is married with four children.

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