Syria’s President has appointed a new Prime Minister following last month’s parliamentary elections.
The new Prime Minister is Riad Farid Hijab, a member of the ruling Baath party. His appointment was announced on Wednesday. He was previously the Agriculture Minister.
President Bashar Assad touted the May 7 elections as an example of the reforms he’s bringing to the country.
But the Opposition boycotted the vote and said it was orchestrated by the regime to strengthen Mr. Assad’s grip on power.