Arab Ba'ath Progressive Party
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The Arab Ba'ath Progressive Party (Arabic: حزب البعث العربي التقدمي Hizb Al-Ba'ath Al-'Arabi Al-Taqadumi) is a political party in Jordan. It is the Jordanian regional branch of the Syrian-led Ba'ath Party. It was legally registered for the first time in 1993. The party is small, and has, according to a WikiLeaks document, "minuscule number of adherents". Despite it small size, the branch is able through its leader, Fuad Dabbour, able to get a decent footprint in Jordanian media. Dabbour's fiery statements on foreign policy are frequently quoted by the press. The party is less known than its pro-Iraqi counterpart, the Jordanian Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party. It is the party branch of the Syrian-dominated Ba'ath Party in Jordan. Fuad Dabbour is the branch's Regional Secretary. It is believed that the party has fewer than 200 members.
The party's stated objectives are:
- The struggle for the supremacy and institutionalization of democracy as well as the rule of law and constitution.
- The removal of control of the people’s will and achievement of political and economic reform in the interest of the people.
- Adherence to the monotheistic religions and respect of the national heritage and the Arab nation’s unity.
- Consolidation of the democratic system and the achievement of Arab economic integration.
- Mahmood Ma′ayteh
- Fuad Dabbour
- "Al-Ba'th Progressive Party". Guide to Jordanian Politics Life. n.d. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "Sometimes The Weak Survive - Jordan's New Political Party Map". Cablegate. 12 May 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Staff writer (2002). Jordan in Transition. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-312-29538-7.
- "Dabour ... Halting normalization with the Zionist enemy is a Pan-Arab necessity". The Ba'ath Message. Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region. 25 April 2010. p. 11. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "Jordan's Political Parties: Islamists, Leftists, Nationalists And Centrists". WikiLeaks. 20 May 2003. Retrieved 10 July 2013.