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People’s Council

 

the name of local organs of state power in Albania, Bulgaria, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV), and Rumania.

People’s councils are elected directly by the people through universal, equal, and direct suffrage by secret ballot for three years in Albania, 21/2 years in Bulgaria, three and two years in the SRV, and four years in Rumania. A people’s council exercises state power over the administrative unit concerned. Within the limits of its jurisdiction, it directs and controls economic enterprises, organizations, and institutions located in its territory; manages the local economy, cultural affairs, social security, local utilities, education, and public health; and provides for the protection of citizens’ rights, public order, and socialist legality. [17–839–2; updated]

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Earlier on the day, Boroujerdi met with Speaker of the People's Council of Syria Hammouda Sabbagh who lauded Tehran's helps to the Arab country in the war against terrorists, and called for Iran's help and active participation in reconstructing the war-ravaged country.
Summary: The Speaker of the People's Council of Syria (Parliament) Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said Wednesday in Algiers that his country wishes to benefit from the Algerian experience in terms of national reconciliation and legislative elections.
Al-Younnes was attacked by gunmen while travelling on a road linking the city of Hama with the town of Salamiyeh, said the People's Council of Syria (parliament) in a statement.
"The plot that the Americans have recently hatched for Syria is against international law and a plot against the territorial integrity and security of Syria and the region," President Rouhani said during a meeting with Speaker of People's Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh in Tehran on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Conference.
The senior Iranian lawmaker also held talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, Syria's newly-appointed Speaker of the People's Council of Syria, Hammouda Sabbagh, and governor of Aleppo during his visit.
Boroujerdi said in a meeting on Sunday in Tehran with Hussein al-Raqeeb, a member of People's Council of Syria, the so-called advocates of human rights do nothing to relieve pains of the Syrian people.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Speaker of the People's Council of Syria Hadiya Abbas called on enemies to give up support for terrorist groups, stressing that sponsors of terrorism will have no place in the future of Syria.
Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in a meeting on Sunday in Tehran with Hussein al-Raqeeb member of People's Council of Syria, the so-called advocates of human rights do nothing to relieve pains of the Syrian people.
The speaker of the People's Council of Syria, Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, said that after the US coalition's airstrikes on the government troops, US military directed terrorists' attack on the Syrian army.

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