Hadiya Khalaf Abbas

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Hadiya Abbas
هدیة عباس
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Speaker of the People's Council
In office
6 June 2016 – 20 July 2017
PresidentBashar al-Assad
Preceded byMohammad Jihad al-Laham
Succeeded byHammouda Sabbagh
Personal details
Born1958 (age 60–61)
Deir ez-Zor Governorate, Syria
Political partyArab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region

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.[1][2]

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.”[3]


  1. ^ "250 New Parliament Members Take Constitutional Oath". Syria Times. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Syrian Parliament to Be Headed by Woman for First Time in History". Sputnik International.
  3. ^ http://sana.sy/en/?p=110480