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Supporting a Democratic Transition in Syria, The Day After Project

posted Aug 29, 2012, 5:14 PM by Syrian Transition   [ updated Aug 29, 2012, 5:14 PM ]
This document is the result of more than six months of deliberation and consultation  among a diverse group of Syrians who are active in the revolution to bring down the  regime of Bashar al-Assad and who seek to help Syria transition from dictatorship to democracy. The project was led by an Executive Committee whose names are listed on the preceding page. The Executive Committee identified and recruited additional participants, many of whom are also listed. For reasons of security, it is not possible to identify all of those who contributed their time and energy to this project. However, the participants represent a diverse and committed group of Syrian professionals, technical experts, political activists, attorneys, and academics. Our group included individuals associated with the Syrian National Council, the Local Coordination Committees, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, and other organized elements of the  Syrian opposition. It also included many independents, and individuals who support  the revolution but who are not affiliated with any specific leading opposition movement. The Executive Committee was determined to ensure that Syria’s diversity was reflected in the composition of the group. Participants included Sunnis, Christians, Kurds, Alawites, and Druze; men and women; youth activists; and individuals with experience in the Free Syrian Army. Some of us are Syrians who have lived outside of Syria for long periods of time, some have fled recently as a result of  the revolution, and some have remained inside the country. Our project’s composition  reflects Syria’s diversity and demonstrates the potential of Syria’s components to  work together effectively toward a common goal.