The Syrian Parliament, packed with members of the People's Party, in 1955

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Front row, left to right: Rushdi al-Kikhiya, founder of the party, Nazem al-Qudsi, the speaker of Parliament and co-founder, and Faydi al-Atasi, the deputy for Homs. Behind Atasi sits ex-Prime Minister Maaruf al-Dawalibi and behind Dawalibi sits Adnan al-Atasi, the Homs MP and ex-Foreign Minister. In the third row are Abdul Wahab Homad, the Aleppo MP and Damascus University professor, seated next to Rashad Barmada, the ex-Defense Minister. In the last row behind both men is Ahmad Qanbar, the Aleppo MP.