Weekend Reads Syrian court refuses most applicants candidacy against Assad
presidential election in Syria: Assad and two other candidates in the
© provided by the point L at the High Constitutional Court in Syria on Monday applied to a fourth term of the 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.
for the presidential election in Syria In about three weeks, only two counter candidates against incorporation owners Bashar Al-Assad have been admitted from a field of more than four dozen applicants. Other 48 applicants refused the Constitutional Court in a decision published on Monday the approval of the candidacy. The judges at the Constitutional Court are appointed by Assad. His victory in the election on the 26th of May is considered safe.
The Constitutional Court approved only three candidatures for the president office, including the Assad itself. Against him, only the former Minister Abdallah Sallum Abdallah and Mahmud Marei, a member of the "tolerated opposition". Exified Assad opponents look at this officially approved "opposition" as part of Assad's power apparatus.
The Sherpa Association complains in France against the governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon
© Mohamed Azakir, Reuters (Archives) The Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, Riad Salamé, November 11, 2019. The Association To fight against the Sherpa corruption has filed a complaint in France against Riad Salamé, the Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, for suspicion of poorly acquired property, said Monday to Reuters a manager of the organization. These suspicions relate to real estate in France worth several million euros.
All other 48 applications for candidacy for the Supreme State Office rejected the court with the justification that they did not meet "the constitutional and legal requirements". The rejected applicants have a deadline by the end of this week to appeal against the decision.
Many opposition politicians in exile are excluded from the presidential election anyway - a law requires that the candidates must have lived uninterruptedly in Syria within the last decade.
Assad has been on power for 21 years. When choosing, he enters a fourth term. It is the second presidential election in Syria since the beginning of the Civil War in 2011. In the conflict, more than 388,000 people were killed and millions of people has been driven to escape.
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