Mohammad Jihad al-Laham

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Mohammad Jihad al-Laham
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Speaker of the People's Council
Assumed office
24 May 2012
Preceded by Mahmoud al-Abrash
Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
Assumed office
8 July 2013
Personal details
Born (1954-01-13) January 13, 1954 (age 65)
Damascus, Syria
Political party Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Religion Islam

Mohammad Jihad al-Laham (Arabic: محمد جهاد اللحام‎‎, born 13 January 1954) is a Syrian politician who has been the Speaker of the People's Council of Syria since 2012. A prominent criminal lawyer, al-Laham heads the Damascus office of the Syrian Lawyers' Syndicate.[1]

On 7 May 2012, al-Laham was elected as a representative of Damascus.[2] On 24 May 2012, al-Laham was elected as Speaker of Parliament.[3] He received 225 votes out of 250.[4] His selection was one of the first acts of the new Parliament of Syria.[5] He is a member of the Ba'ath Party of Syria.[6] Upon his election as Speaker, al-Laham stated that "Syria is passing through a stage that requires every individual to exert his efforts" and that "the Assembly should be a mirror that reflects the reality of all Syrians and meet their aspirations."[7]