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July 18, 2000
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Bashar Assad was officially sworn in as Syria’s president, formally succeeding his late father, Hafez Assad. In an address before a special session of Parliament, Bashar, 34, reiterated his father’s call for a full Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights and called for wide-ranging economic and administrative reform.

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