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Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-04-21

Syria will hold a presidential election on June 3, state media reported on Monday, which analysts expect to hand President Bashar al-Assad a third term.

“The 3rd of June is the date for the election,” Syrian state television said, quoting the parliament speaker Mohammed Lahham.

Lahham added that candidates seeking to run for president can start registering their candidacy from April 22.

President Bashar Assad is likely to win another seven-year term in office despite an uprising against his rule that is now in its fourth year. International powers who back his opponents have described plans to hold the election as a “parody of democracy”.

The announcement came just hours after a pair of mortars exploded near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.

The country’s conflict has killed over 150,000 people and forced one-third of the country’s population from their homes.

(FRANCE 24 with AP, REUTERS)
 

Date created : 2014-04-21

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