The plan will enforce a transitional government, composed of ministers appointed by the both sides of the conflict. Mr. Assad will be allowed to officially stay at the helm of the country till his presidential term expires in 2014, while the real power will be placed in the hands of the transitional government.
The Syrian strongman will also be expected to give up on bidding to remain in power after 2014.
Al Jazeera has cited a diplomatic source close to negotiators as saying Mr. Assad is not going to accept this last provision. According to the source, the incumbent Syrian president said he was ready to step down for now but would still run for president in 2014.
Voice of Russia, Interfax