War-Torn Syria to Hold Presidential Elections on May 26
(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) Syria is set to hold a presidential election on May 26, the country's second in the shadow of civil war, seen as likely to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power.
The announcement was made by the parliament speaker on Sunday.
Syrians abroad will be 'able to vote at embassies on May 20, Hammouda Sabbagh said in a statement, adding that prospective candidates could hand in their applications from Monday.
Millions of people displaced by Syria's long-running war were not eligible to cast ballots.
President Assad, who took power following the death of his father Hafez in 2000, has not yet officially announced he will stand for re-election. (Aljazeera)
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