Bashar Hafez al-Assad (Levantine pronunciation: ; born 11 September 1965) is the President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Syrian-led branch of the Arab So…t Ba'ath Party. He has served as President since 2000, when he succeeded his father, Hafez al-Assad, who had ruled Syria for 30 years prior to his death.
28.03.2011 [Tripoli Post] - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other senior leaderships in the country are said to be planning to announce an amendment to article 8 of the constitution that reserves the right to govern for the Baath Party only, Al Arabiya TV has reported
24.03.2011 [CNN] - (CNN) -- The Kurdish people of Syria have not joined the current wave of unrest with any significant demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad and his ruling Baath party. But that could change.
31.03.2011 [Global Voices Online] - The article refers to him as “The Egyptian” (six times in a nine paragraph article), in what seems as an attempt to associate Syrian mobilizations against Bashar Al-Assad and the Baath, the party that has ruled the country with iron fist for 48 years