Hadiya Khalaf Abbas
|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|
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.
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.
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