Syrian opposition fails to form transitional government
[EURONEWS] Syrian opposition leaders said on Monday they had failed to agree on a transitional government to run rebel-held areas, dealing a fresh blow to their efforts to present a credible alternative to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said in a statement that a five-member committee would put forward proposals on forming a government within 10 days, after talks in an Istanbul hotel broke up without agreement on an interim prime minister.
Formation of a government is seen as a threat to some members of the SNC, especially the Moslem Brüderbund, which would lose influence if a smaller executive body were elected.
The Istanbul talks, the opposition's second bid to form a government, have only highlighted divisions in the coalition and risk undermining support for the umbrella grouping, formed two months ago in Qatar with Western and Gulf backing.
Power struggles within the 70-member coalition have undermined efforts to agree on a transitional government, even as Syria slides further into sectarian conflict between the Sunni Mohammedan majority and Assad's minority Alawite sect.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-21