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People's Assembly: Presidential elections on June 3rd, 2014.


Damascus, (SANA) People's Assembly on Monday opened the door for candidacy for the Presidential elections in Syria.

Speaker of the Assembly Mohammad Jihad Lahham said that candidates for presidential elections will be able to submit applications to the Supreme Constitutional Court starting from Tuesday, April 22, 2014 until Thursday, 1 May, 2014.

During Parliament session which was attended by the Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi, members of the government and representatives of local and Arab and foreign media outlets, al-Laham said that "from the People's Assembly I tell the Syrian people that the time for the presidential elections has come."

"We declare that presidential elections will be carried out on schedule with no delay, heedless of what some are saying from abroad in a bid to undermine our self-confidence and break down our political and democratic track."

He stressed that no will is superior to the will of the Syrian people, adding that the legislative institution in Syria is steadfast and it works diligently and faithfully for fulfilling its duty despite the martyrdom of some colleagues, the kidnapping of others and all attempts of targeting other parliament members.

Al-Laham called upon the Syrians inside and outside the country to practice their right to vote and those who wish to run for presidency to do so.

Al-Laham said that submitting applications for the post of the Syrian Arab Republic's presidency to the Higher Constitutional Court starts from 22nd of April until the first of May.

He also set the date of electing the Syrian Arab Republic's President for citizens non-residents in the country in the Syrian Embassies on Wednesday 28th of May, 2014 starting from 7 am until 7 pm according to the local time of the city where the Embassy is based.

The Parliament Speaker also set the date for the citizens living in the country on Tuesday 3rd of June, 2014 starting from 7 am until 7 pm.

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Date:Apr 21, 2014
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