Syrian President Replaces Three Governors
Syrian President Bashar Assad has replaced three governors as part of his program of administrative reforms, said press reports.
The three, who include the governor of Damascus, were all appointed by President Assad's late father, who died last year.
Officials said the Damascus governor, Nabil Nasri, has been replaced by Ghassan al-Laham, currently head of the Syrian Computer Society, added the news service.
The other changes are in the north-eastern governorate of Hassakeh and the coastal governorate of Tartus.
Syrian sources said last week that a cabinet reshuffle was expected "soon" in the country, which will include important ministerial and departmental changes and involve 56 director generals of services and economic establishments in the country.
The last reshuffle took place shortly before the death of the late president Hafez Assad last June.
Also last week, Jubran Koriyeh, the long time Syrian Presidential Speaker, was laid off without naming a successor. Kuriyeh has occupied this post, which is considered to be a highly sensitive one in Syrian politics, since the eighties -- Albawaba.com
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