Syrian Arab Republic

People's Assembly

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) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal


Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.


About the election Short description of the context and results of 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
Political groups winning seats breakdown
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
Women Directly Elected

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Hammouda Sabbagh (Male)
Political party
Baath Arab Party
Date of election