A delegation of Syrian parliamentarians visiting President Gamal Abdul Nasser in Cairo in 1955

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Seventh from left is Khaled Bakdash, a outspoken critic of Nasser who was the first communist MP in the Arab World. President Nasser stands in the middle surrounded by the Damascus MP Farzat al-Mamlouk and Speaker of Parliament Nazem al_Qudsi. Haile Surour, the Bedouin MP is second from right, and fourth from right is Salah al-Bitar, one of the co-founders of the Baath Party.