Executive Council (Rojava)

Executive Council
(Syriac) ܕܝܡܘܩܪܛܝܬܐ ܐܬܪܐ ܣܘܪܝܐ
(Kurdish) Desteya Rêveber a Rojava
(Arabic) المجلس التنفيذي السوري
Îşûh Gewriyê
Meram Dawûd
Îbrahîm El-Hesen
Rojîn Remo
Hikmet Hebîb
Bêrîvan Ehmed
Cemal Şêx Baqî
Alaaddin Xalid
Salih El-Nebwanî
Appointer Federal Assembly
Term length 4 years, no term limit
Inaugural holder Îşûh Gewriyê
Meram Dawûd
Îbrahîm El-Hesen
Rojîn Remo
Hikmet Hebîb
Bêrîvan Ehmed
Cemal Şêx Baqî
Alaaddin Xalid
Salih El-Nebwanî
Formation 2015 (2015)
Website http://m-syria-d.com/
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The Executive Council of Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava, acts as a joint coordination committee that oversees the implementation of policies developed by the Federal Assembly.

Origins and history of the Executive Council

Origins of the institution

The ministers are appointed; general elections were planned to be held before the end of 2014, but this was postponed due to fighting. [1]

Council composition

Among other stipulations outlined is a quota of 40% for women’s participation in government, as well as another quota for youth. In connection with a decision to introduce affirmative action for ethnic minorities, all governmental organizations and offices are based on a co-presidential system.[2]

Operation of the Executive Council

Decisions and responsibilities

The Council assists with coordination and collaboration between cantons in political, economic, social and cultural matters; partliciary that of diplomatic and military matters. It also supervises and follows the work of federal Departments and Ministries.[1]

Constitutional conventions

Due to the Executive Council's unique nature as a voluntary grand coalition of political opponents, its operation is subject to constitutional conventions.

Members of the Executive Council

The current members of the Executive Council are:

Name Party Alliance Canton Portfolio
Îşûh Gewriyê Syriac Union Party (SUP) TEV-DEM Jazira Minister of Religious Affairs
Meram Dawûd Honor and Rights Convention ?
Îbrahîm El-Hesen N/A N/A Kobanî
Rojîn Remo Yekîtiya Star TEV-DEM N/A Minister of Women and Family Affairs
Hikmet Hebîb Arab National Coalition ?
Bêrîvan Ehmed N/A N/A N/A Minister of Youth and Sport
Cemal Şêx Baqî Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (PDK-S) ENKS ?
Parêzer Elaaddin El-Xalid Syrian National Democratic Coalition ?
Salih El-Nebwanî Law–Citizenship–Rights Movement (QMH) ?



  1. 1 2 "Striking out on their own". The Economist.
  2. "Western Kurdistan's Governmental Model Comes Together". The Rojava Report. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  3. "Executive Board of Democratic Syria Assembly elected". Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê. 13 December 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
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