1981 Syrian parliamentary election

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1981 Syrian parliamentary election

← 1977 9 and 10 November 1981 1986 →

All 250 seats in the Parliament of Syria
126 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
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Leader Hafez al-Assad
Party Ba'ath Party Independent
Last election 125 46
Seats won 127 46
Seat change Increase2 Steady

Speaker before election

Mahmoud Hadid
Ba'ath Party

Elected Speaker

Mahmoud Zuabi
Ba'ath Party

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Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on 9 and 10 November 1981.[1] The result was a victory for the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, which won 127 of the 195 seats.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party 127 +2
Arab Socialist Union 9 –1
Socialist Unionists 8 +5
Arab Socialist Movement 5 +2
Independents 46 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 195 0
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p221 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p226