Tarek Ahmad, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) representing Syria’s internal opposition group formed at Hmeymim base said that current Syrian laws concerning political parties, elections or political system could be changed only after the new constitution is voted on in a national referendum.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Svetlana Alexandrova — The current Syrian constitution should not be changed during the transitional period, but elected national experts from different political groups may start working on a draft of the new one, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) representing Syria’s internal opposition group formed at Hmeymim base told Sputnik Friday.
On Thursday, Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader Halqi told Sputnik in an interview that after a broad national unity government in the war-torn country is formed, it will begin work on the draft of the new Syrian constitution, which will be presented at a national referendum.
"Geneva I communique and [UN] Security Council resolution state that Syria needs to maintain its existing institutions. The most important institution is a country's constitution. The Syrian constitution should remain unchanged while the elected Syrians experts from different groups are working on a new Syrian constitution," Tarek Ahmad said.
Ahmad added that these experts may amend or completely change current laws concerning political parties, elections or political system, but only after the new constitution is voted on in a national referendum.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad's government fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.
The 2012 Geneva communique stipulates that all parties to the Syrian conflict must form a transitional governing body with full executive powers by a mutual consent.
The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules.
Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts.
The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content.
In all language versions of the sputniknews.com websites any comments posted can be edited.
A user comment will be deleted if it:
does not correspond with the subject of the post;
promotes hatred and discrimination on racial, ethnic, sexual, religious or social basis or violates the rights of minorities;
violates the rights of minors, causing them harm in any form, including moral damage;
contains ideas of extremist nature or calls for other illegal activities;
contains insults, threats to other users, individuals or specific organizations, denigrates dignity or undermines business reputations;
contains insults or messages expressing disrespect to Sputnik;
violates privacy, distributes personal data of third parties without their consent or violates privacy of correspondence;
describes or references scenes of violence, cruelty to animals;
contains information about methods of suicide, incites to commit suicide;
pursues commercial objectives, contains improper advertising, unlawful political advertisement or links to other online resources containing such information;
promotes products or services of third parties without proper authorization;
contains offensive language or profanity and its derivatives, as well as hints of the use of lexical items falling within this definition;
contains spam, advertises spamming, mass mailing services and promotes get-rich-quick schemes;
promotes the use of narcotic / psychotropic substances, provides information on their production and use;
contains links to viruses and malicious software;
is part of an organized action involving large volumes of comments with identical or similar content ("flash mob");
“floods” the discussion thread with a large number of incoherent or irrelevant messages;
violates etiquette, exhibiting any form of aggressive, humiliating or abusive behavior ("trolling");
doesn’t follow standard rules of the English language, for example, is typed fully or mostly in capital letters or isn’t broken down into sentences.
The administration has the right to block a user’s access to the page or delete a user’s account without notice if the user is in violation of these rules or if behavior indicating said violation is detected.