Plan: Moving forward in Syria


The National Agenda for the Future of Syria (NAFS) Programme

Towards post-conflict reconciliation and rebuilding in Syria – by Syrians, for Syrians

Dear Colleagues and Partners,

On behalf of the National Agenda for the Future of Syria (NAFS) Programme, it is my pleasure to share with you our most recent study, Laying the Foundations for Future Elections in Syria

which gives an overview of the issues and challenges an electoral management body is likely to face in post-conflict Syria.

The study is the result of discussions held between distinguished Syrian electoral and legal experts, representatives of NAFS and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), moderated by representatives of International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).

The paper, which seeks to identify the best approach to meet the electoral challenges facing Syria, forms part of the broader efforts led by the NAFS Programme to involve Syrian experts in research, mapping and technical discussions on post-conflict recovery, rebuilding and reconciliation in Syria.

Do not hesitate to contact me, or the NAFS Team Leader for Governance, Institutions Building and Democratization, Ms. Rana Mitri ([email protected]), should you have any questions or comments related to the paper or others related to NAFS programme.

To Download the study and other NAFS papers please use the below link:

Please accept my kindest regards

Riad Sabbagh

Communications & Business Development Expert

Head of Communications Unit

National Agenda for the Future of Syria Phase II Programme (NAFS)

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

UN House P.O. Box: 11-8575
Riad El Solh 1107-2812, Beirut, Lebanon

M. +961 71552973
T. +961 1 978468

skype: riad.sabbagh3

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Laying the Foundations for Future Elections in Syria (004) (1) by Gordon Duff on Scribd


Author Details
Nahed is VT Damascus Bureau Chief. She is a member of the American Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (USA) and serves as Assistant Director of Arab-American and Muslim Congress (Detroit, USA). She has a Diploma in English Literature from Damascus University (1987).

She’s also been a reporter for Turkish newspaper Aydinlik, Special Coordinator for Arab-Armenian International Law Assembly, Correspondent for Qatari News Agency, Al Ayam news Paper in Bahrain, Al Liwaa in Lebanon, Correspondent for Petra News Agency in Jordan, correspondent for the Associated Press in USA, and worked as a freelance journalist for CBS, ABS and CNN in Syria. She is fluent in both English and Arabic.
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  1. Weren’t the last elections in Syria monitored by 50 different countries? And didn’t Assad win that election with 88.7% of the votes? When was the last time a Western election was monitored by 50 different countries to ensure it’s legitimacy? Never? Syrian elections are likely already more legitimate than the dog and pony show Western elections, where traitorous prostitutes with zero integrity slander each-other in a race to see who will become the next PR puppet of the kosher nostra.

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