People's Party (Syria)

People's Party
Arabic: حزب الشعب
French: Parti du peuple
Historical leader Nazim al-Kudsi
Founded 1948 (1948)
Dissolved 1963 (1963)
Split from National Bloc
Headquarters Aleppo
Ideology Arab nationalism
Social liberalism
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation None

The People's Party (Arabic: حزب الشعب Ḥizb Al-Sha'ab) was a Syrian political party that was active during the 1950s and the early 1960s. The party was established in 1948 as the main opposition party to the National Party. Both parties have their roots in the National Bloc, a national coalition that played an important role in the Syrian struggle against the French mandate.[1]

In recent years there have been discussions about reviving the party in some form, following the liberalization of requirements for membership in the National Progressive Front, but this has not materialized.[2]


  1. Commins, 2004, p.214—215.
  2. Sami, Moubayed (26 April 2005). "Syria's Ba'athists loosen the reins". Asia Times Online. Hong Kong. Retrieved 5 April 2010.


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