Syria's Assad willing to draft new constitution, work with opposition forces

1 April 2016
President Bashar Al-Assad (photo credit: The Telegraph)
President Bashar Al-Assad (photo credit: The Telegraph)
<p><span class="focusParagraph">&nbsp;</span></p><p>President Bashar al-Assad said it would not be difficult to agree on a new Syrian government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office.</p><p>Assad, bolstered by military victory in the desert city of Palmyra, was quoted by Russia's RIA news agency as saying a new draft constitution could be ready in weeks and a government that included opposition, independents and loyalists could be agreed.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">While the distribution of portfolios and other technical issues would need to be discussed at Geneva peace talks, which resume next month, "these are not difficult questions", Assad said.</span></p>
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