First Lady of the Syrian Arab Republic
السيدة الأولى للجمهورية العربية السورية
Incumbent
Asma al-Assad
since 13 December 2000
ResidencePeople's Palace and Tishreen Palace, Damascus
Term lengthSeven years, renewable once
Inaugural holderBahira al-Dalati (wife of Shukri al-Quwatli)
Formation17 April 1946

First Lady of Syria (Arabic: السيدة الأولى للجمهورية العربية السورية, romanizedal-Sayyidah al-Ūlá lil-Jumhūrīyah al-ʻArabīyah al-Sūrīyah) is a title attributed to the spouse of the incumbent president of Syria (currently Bashar al-Assad). For the past 51 years, two consecutive first ladies have come from the same ruling family, the Al-Assad family.

List of first ladies of Syria

Name Term Begins Term Ends Incumbent President
Bahira al-Dalati[1] 17 August 1943 30 May 1949 Shukri al-Quwatli
Nouran al-Za'im[2] 11 April 1949 14 August 1949 Husni al-Za'im
none 14 August 1949 15 August 1949 Sami al-Hinnawi
none 15 August 1949 2 December 1951 Hashim al-Atassi
none 3 December 1951 11 July 1953 Fawzi Selu
Fatina al-Fanari[3] 11 July 1953 25 February 1954 Adib Shishakli
none 28 February 1954 6 September 1955 Hashim al-Atassi
Bahira al-Dalati 6 September 1955 22 February 1958 Shukri al-Quwatli
Tahia Kazem (as First Lady of the United Arab Republic) 22 February 1958 14 December 1961 Gamal Abdel Nasser
Şehire al-Kudsi 14 December 1961 8 March 1963 Nazim al-Kudsi
? 9 March 1963 27 July 1963 Lu'ay al-Atassi
Zeinab al-Hafiz 27 July 1963 23 February 1966 Amin al-Hafiz
Salma al-Hasibi 25 February 1966 18 November 1970 Nureddin al-Atassi
Anisa Makhlouf 12 March 1971 10 June 2000 Hafez al-Assad
Asma al-Assad[4] 13 December 2000 Present Bashar al-Assad

References

  1. ^ "Syrian History - First Lady Bahira al-Dalati visiting New Delhi - 1957=". www.syrianhistory.com. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Syrian History - Nouran al-Zaim, the First Lady of Syria in March-August 1949". www.syrianhistory.com. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  3. ^ "The First Ladies of Syria and the US in Damascus - 1953". www.syrianhistory.com. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Syrian president's mother Anissa Assad dies aged 86". Al Jazeera English. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2019.