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World Presidential in Syria: Bashar Al-Assad and two other candidates in the running

00:50  04 may  2021
00:50  04 may  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The High Constitutional Court in Syria has validated Monday the Application for a fourth term of President Bashar al-Assad , which should No doubt win over two competitors, an ex-minister and a member of the opposition tolerated by power.

of the 51 applications for the presidential election of May 26, only these three were selected. The other candidates may appeal the decision before the High Constitutional Court, which must announce on 10 May the final list of candidates.

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The second ballot since the beginning of the 55-year-old, Bashar al-Assad acted in 2000 after the death of his father Hafez Al-Assad, himself at the head of Syria three decades. The ballot will be the second to be organized since the beginning in 2011 of a devastating war in Syria, triggered by the repression of demonstrations demanding democratic reforms.

Aided Militarily by its Iranian and Russian allies, Bashar Al-Assad managed to take over to rebels and jihadists nearly two-thirds of the territory at the price of destructive fights that made

more than 388,000 dead .

besides the candidacy of Bashar al-Assad, those of Abdallah Salloum Abdallah, former State Minister and MP, and Mahmoud Marei, member of the opposition inside the country, have been validated, announced Jihad Al-Laham, President of the Court, at a press conference in Damascus. Mahmoud Marei participated in negotiations organized under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva to try to find a way out in the war.

The elections planned in the regions held by the power

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the other applications were rejected because "they did not fulfill the constitutional and legal conditions," said Jihad al-Laham. These contenders have until May 7 to appeal. To compete to the presidential election any candidate must obtain the support of 35 members of the 250 that Parliament has, virtually all acquired at the Baas Party of Bashar Al-Assad.

According to the calendar unveiled by the government, the presidential campaign must begin on May 11. The elections will be held in the regions held by the power. Syrians living abroad will vote in their embassies on May 20th.

Bashar Al-Assad won the election in 2014 with more than 88% of the votes. Only two competitors were in the running, unknown considered to be asserted.

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