January 22nd, 2012
05:47 PM ET

Arab League proposes unity government in Syria

The Arab League agreed on a path forward in Syria on Sunday that instructs President Bashar al-Assad to delegate powers to his vice president following the formation of a national unity government.

It called for the Syrian government to start a dialogue with the opposition within two weeks, and for the new government to be formed within two months.

The unity government should prepare to elect a council, within three months, that will write a constitution, the Arab League said. It should also prepare for parliamentary and presidential elections.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    "...accept the things I cannot change..."
    I dread the coming of the day when Mexico and Canada will "call for" the formation of a new government in the USA and instruct the POTUS to "delegate powers" to his vice president.

    January 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tanya

    I look forward to the day when your fingers are cold and lifeless.

    January 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Marie K

    And does president asshead agree to these terms that outsiders are presenting to him?

    January 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    @joey: LOL.. Yeah, it'll go over like a lead balloon. @tanya: Are you talking about ASSad? Or Joey..? ASSad I could care less about.. But Joey? I've seen worse..

    January 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mellisa

    It did'nt say assad planned on stepping down.There is not much of a story here.

    January 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    That is really funny. A unity government in a country where three different tribes want the power. They are banding together right now to get rid of the current government, and then it's going to be a free for all. Last man standing so to speak.

    January 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Same sh!t, different day.

    January 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO ©

    Is the Arab league genuinely trying to do something positive, and just being completely clumsy about it?

    JIF, let us get our own act together first, then we'll see.

    January 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I believe the arab league is feigning stupidity, hoping we'll say we'll take care of it.
    US, stay out of it.

    January 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ leeintulsa:
    I'm proud to say that Tanya meant me.
    I can't that of any mind that I'd prefer to offend.
    @ BOMBO:
    Guten Morgen.
    Most amusing.
    We'll be waiting.

    January 23, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ bobcat (in a hat):
    Good morning. I wish that I were in the South today.
    Do you have to be so rational in your analysis of the Syrian situation? Can't you give us some hot copy about human rights, oppression (brutal), women and children, and Miss-America-level world peace?

    January 23, 2012 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Good morning.
    Bobcat, I agree.
    The USA needs to stay away from this...

    January 23, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |