Syrian Social Nationalist Party

Published 3rd April, 2012

The Syrian Social Nationalist Party or SSNP was founded in 1932 by Antun Saada. It describes itself as far-right and believes in Syrian Nationalism, Social Nationalism, Secularism and anti-Zionism.

Antun Saada was executed by the Lebanese authorities in 1949 and the party was outlawed by the Syrian authorities in 1955. The party has been very heavily involved in Lebanese politics and was involved in attempted coups in 1949 and 1961.

The party was legalised in 2005 and stood in the 2007 election where it was given two seats as part of the Ba’ath led National Progressive Front.

The Syrian Social Nationalist Party is also a member of the March 8 Alliance in Lebanon.

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