Hadiya Khalaf Abbas
Hadiya Khalaf Abbas (Arabic: هدیة خلف عباس, born 1958 in Deir ez-Zor Governorate) is a Syrian politician who served as the Speaker of the People's Council of Syria from June 2016 to July 2017. She is the only woman to have held the post.
|Speaker of the People's Council|
6 June 2016 – 20 July 2017
|Preceded by||Mohammad Jihad al-Laham|
|Succeeded by||Hammouda Sabbagh|
|Born||1958 (age 60–61)|
Deir ez-Zor Governorate, Syria
|Political party||Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region|
On July 20, 2017, Syria's Parliament issued a resolution discharging Abbas from her post as Speaker, with a majority of member votes. Abbas was accused by some other parliamanatarins of “preventing some members from submitting their interposition and turning a blind eye to their willingness to discuss a number of articles according to the constitutional rules.” A behavior other parliamanatarians described as “irresponsible and illegal.”
- "250 New Parliament Members Take Constitutional Oath". Syria Times. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- "Syrian Parliament to Be Headed by Woman for First Time in History". Sputnik International.