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Full text of the Syrian draft constitution proposed by Russia was obtained by media.
Last week, a draft Syrian constitution, prepared by Russian experts, was presented to the Syrian opposition during the settlement talks in the capital of Kazakhstan. Head of the Russian delegation Alexander Lavrentyev underlined that Russia is not interfering in the consideration of the constitution but is presenting the draft to the opposition simply in order to accelerate the process.
According to the document obtained by Sputnik, the Syrians have declared their intention to "ensure security, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state; live in peace and friendship with other peoples to successfully establish a civil society; build a legal democratic state governed by the rule of law as expressed by the will of its people; ensure a decent standard of living for all in accordance with a just economic and social order."
According to the document proposed by Russia, Syria may adopt the draft constitution after a nationwide referendum on the issue is held.
Here are some of conditions:
1."The Syrian Republic is an independent sovereign state based on the principle of the rule of people by the people and for the people, the rule of law, social solidarity, respect for the rights and freedoms and equality of rights and duties of all citizens regardless of any differences and privileges. The names of the Syrian Republic and Syria are equal."
2.According to the document, Arabic is the official language of the Syrian Republic, while "Government agencies and organizations of the Kurdish cultural autonomy shall use Arabic and Kurdish equally."
3."The [Syrian] State shall ensure security and protect the rights and freedoms of national and religious minorities."
4.The draft constitution says that the territory of Syria is "indivisible, inviolable and integral," while "state borders may be changed only after a referendum among all Syrian citizens."
5."The President of the [Syrian] Republic is the guarantor of the independence, unity and territorial integrity of the country," according to the document.
2017.02.01 / 17:59