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|United Arab Republic legislative election, 2012|
|December 1, 2012|
|Majority party||Minority party||Third party|
|Leader||Bashar al-Assad||Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi||Hamdeen Sabahi|
|Party||Ba'ath Party||General People's Congress||Arab Socialist Union|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Azzam al-Ahmad||Amr Moussa||Abdul-Malik al-Mikhlafi|
|Party||Fatah||Conference Party||Nasserist Unionist People's Organization|
Speaker of the Assembly before election
Elected Speaker of the Assembly
The 9th United Arab Republic National Assembly election was held on December 1, 2012. This election marked the first time the General People's Congress surpassed the ASU in vote count.
Ba'ath Party - 7,176,496 - 36.23%
General People's Congress - 6,621,921
Arab Socialist Union - 4,820,273
Fatah - 490,298
Conference Party - 359,195
Nasserist Unionist People's Organization - 109,480
National Republican Alliance - 109,331
Popular Front for Change and Liberation - 103,720
Toilers League - 19,605
Popular Nasserist Organization - 0 (Votes Invalidated)
Total Votes - 19,810,319
Arab Socialist Union - Speaker Sabahi expressed his massive discontent at the continued fall of his party's vote count, but insisted that the Arab people's belief in Nasserism and Third Worldism was still strong as it had been in the time of Nasser himself.
Ba'ath Party - MP Bashar Al-Assad celebrated the victory of his party. Saying that a new Ba'athist age was once again around the corner, Speaker Al-Assad promised that under his leadership, the National Assembly would work together to continue the legacy that President Hussein left.
Conference Party - MP Al-Oraby expressed his happiness at his party's high first-time results. Al-Oraby said that these results express that liberalism is on the rise in the UAR, and that socialism would soon lose its way.
Fatah - Vice President Abbas made no mention of the decreased vote count from the last election, but said that Fatah's continued participation in Arab elections signaled that the fight for Palestinian rights and social democracy will not end with a whimper.
General People's Congress - President Saleh congratulated the voting populace for their belief in democracy. MP Hadi however was less neutral in his response, calling for the dismantling for the Ba'ath Party for its continued support for fascist policies.
Nasserist Unionist People's Organization - Having lost some of its vote count from the previous election, MP Al-Mikhlafi expressed his disappointment. Calling for an uprising of Yemenis against the larger ASU, MP Al-Mikhfali said that the ASU has diverted from the Nasserist path and that if Yemen wants to retain its autonomy it must expel said party.
National Republican Alliance - MP Malek expressed displeasure at the party's loss of votes since last election. Malek cited that political Islam was the cause, and true liberation would never be achieved until it was abolished.
Popular Front for Change and Liberation - MP Jamil expressed his pleasure with the victory of the Ba'ath Party, but said that true nationalistic victory would not be achieved until the ultra-nationalism that the Ba'athists encouraged stopped.
Popular Nasserist Organization - MP Saad threatened to resign from his post due to the invalidation of the party's votes in the election by the Supreme Court. The votes were invalidated by accusations that the party was helping terrorist groups within the country kill political rivals.
Toilers League - MP Al-Khatib did not comment on the results of the election, but instead sent out a newsletter detailing the future plan of the league, which laid out plans for supporting Arab secessionist movements in Iran and abolishing the Muslim Brotherhood.