President of Syria

head of state of the Syrian Arab Republic

The President of Syria is the head of state of the Syrian Arab Republic. He appoints and can fire the Prime Minister and other members of the Council of Ministers (the cabinet) and military officers.[2]

President of the Syrian Arab Republic
رئيس جمهورية سوريا العربية
Bashar al-Assad

since 17 July 2000
StyleHis Excellency
ResidencePeople's Palace and Tishreen Palace, Damascus
Term lengthSeven years, renewable once[1]
Inaugural holderShukri al-Quwatli
Formation17 April 1946
DeputyVice President of Syria


  1. Article 88 of the Syrian Constitution
  2. "Syria - The President and the Cabinet".