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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad set 7 May 2012 as the date for Elections

International Current Affairs 2012. In Syria, President Bashar al-Assad set 7 May 2012 as the date for parliamentary elections. This would be the third election for parliament since President Bashar Al Assad became the President of Syria

Mar 14, 2012 14:44 IST
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In Syria, President Bashar al-Assad set 7 May 2012 as the date for parliamentary elections. This would be the third election for parliament since President Bashar Al Assad became the President of Syria in 2000. The elections would be held as per the new constitution adopted by a referendum in February 2012.


 As per the new constitution, Baath party will not have monopoly on power. The new charter states that the president can serve only two seven-year terms and a Supreme Constitutional Court will oversee free and fair elections. The parliamentary elections are being considered as a response from President Assad to UN Special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan’s initiative.

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