Syrian Arab Republic

People's Assembly

Political system
Transitional system
Structure of parliament
IPU membership

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections.


Election date(s)
19 Jul 2020
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
No information available
Timing of election
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections
15 Jul 2024
Number of seats at stake
No information available
Scope of elections
Full renewal


Total number of candidates
Number of male candidates
Number of female candidates
Percentage of women candidates


About the election

The National Unity (see note), led by President Bashar al-Assad’s Baath Arab Party, took a total of 183 seats in the 250-member People’s Assembly. According to the Higher Judicial Committee for elections, which did not announce the number of eligible voters, turnout was 33.17 per cent, down from 57.56 per cent recorded in 2016. In all, 28 women were elected, down from 33 in 2016. The new legislature, which convened on 10 August, re-elected as Speaker Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh (Baath Arab Party), serving in the post since 2017.

The 2020 elections were the third to be held since the 2011 uprising and ensuing civil war. According to the state news agency, more than 7,000 polling stations were set up across about 70 per cent of the country where the government maintains control. As was the case in 2012 and 2016, the major opposition parties boycotted the 2020 elections. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 elections were postponed twice – from 13 April to 20 May then to 19 July. During election campaigning, many candidates pledged to revive the country’s economy, tackle inflation and rebuild the infrastructure destroyed by the civil war.


All the nine parties which won parliamentary representation in 2020 belong to the National Unity while 67 remaining seats went to independent candidates.

Parties or coalitions winning seats

Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political group Total
Baath Arab Party 167
Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party 3
Socialist Union Party 3
Socialist Unionist Party 2
Syrian Communist Party 2
Syrian Communist Party (Unified) 2
National Covenant Party 2
Arab Democratic Union 1
Democratic Socialist Unionist Party 1
Independents 67
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
Number of women elected
Percentage of women elected
Women Directly Elected

New legislature

Total number of men after the election
Total number of women after the election
Percentage of women after the election
First-term parliamentarians
No information available
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
No information available
Date of the first session
10 Aug 2020

First Speaker of the new legislature

Personal details for the first Speaker of the new legislature
Hammouda Sabbagh (Male)
Date of birth: 10 Feb 1959
Political party
Baath Arab Party
Date of election
11 Aug 2020

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
List of values for 2020-09
List of values for 2019-04
List of values for 2018-06