The parliamentary election campaign of 16 MPs for the first post-union Parliament in December 1961

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The coalition, called the United Coalition, includes prominent Sunnis, Christians and Armenians. Among the nominees are ex-Prime Minister Maarouf al-Dawalibi, People's Party chiefs Ahmad Qanbar and Rashad Barmada, National Party member Leon Zamariya, the Aleppo notables Alaa al-Din al-Jabiri and Nihad Ibrahim Pasha, ex-Justice Minister Asaad Kourani, and Aram Karamanokian, a retired of the Palestine war of 1948 who held the military post of Commander of Missile Command. From the archives of Jamil Murad