The new draft of the Syrian Constitution, which was presented at negotiations in Astana, involves the creation of a democratic state with a Republican form of government.
“The draft of the new Constitution determined that Syria is a modern democratic state with a Republican form of government. This state should be based on the principles of democracy, rule of law and equality before him,” – said the Deputy head of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces (AF) major-General Stanislav Gadzhimagomedov, according to the Rambler/news citing TASS.
The document spelled out that the only source of power must be the “multinational and multi-confessional Syrian people,” which determines the country’s fate through a referendum or through their elected representatives.
However, the draft Constitution is a framework, its purpose is to outline the basic principles of a possible state structure of Syria as a sovereign state.
“The draft Constitution is neutral and balanced, the document takes into account modern democratic principles and norms of the secular state, and existing for centuries, the Syrian tradition and customs,” said Gadzhimagomedov.