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Syrian opposition elects negotiator


SyriaTHE Syrian opposition hosted by Saudi Arabia has elected former Prime Minister Riad Hijab as a coordinator of a body that is expected to lead future peace talks, sources said on Thursday.

According to Reuters Hijab, who defected from Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s government in 2012, was chosen during a meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh by a majority of 24 votes of the 34 members of the body.

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