Mouaz al-Khatib is elected to head new opposition coalition formed in Doha to challenge Syrian regime.
Al Jazeera, November 11
Mouaz al-Khatib, a former imam, has been selected to head the newly-formed Syrian National Coalition, a delegate has revealed.
Riad Seif, an influential businessman who proposed the US-backed initiative to set up the umbrella organisation joining opposition groups inside and outside the nation, was elected as deputy president on Sunday.
Suhair al-Atassi, a well-known female activist, was elected as the second deputy president.
“We also know that this name: the Syrian National Coalition will also change because they do not want it to sound like Syrian National Council when reduced to its acronym of SNC.
“All those who support the rightful struggle of the Syrian people should declare clear support for this agreement and be more active.”