Syrian opposition elects provisional premier

By REUTERS
March 19, 2013 01:57

 
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ISTANBUL - The opposition Syrian National Coalition chose Western-educated former businessman Ghasssan Hitto as provisional prime minister in a vote on Tuesday at a meeting in Istanbul.

Hitto, who according to a witness received 35 votes of around 50 cast by coalition members, will be in charge of forming a government to fill a power vacuum in Syria arising from a two-year-long revolt against  Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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