Video: Syrian opposition party to declare new leader

The Syrian National Council, the country’s main political opposition group, says it will appoint a new leader in the upcoming days.

The statement came after Burhan Ghalioun, the SNC’s president who was accused of monopolising power, offered to resign and called for fresh elections in a bid to help avert divisions within the bloc.

The group has been accused by Syrian activists of being ineffective and failing to sufficiently support the struggle of the Free Syrian Army, an armed opposition group mainly composed of defected soldiers, against government forces.

Laurence Lee looks at whether a new chief might restore some of the SNC’s legitimacy.

Source: Al-Jazeera News

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