Assad calls parliamentary elections to be held April 13

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree calling for general parliamentary elections that will take place on April 13.

Bashar al-Assad [photo via Wikimedia Commons]
Bashar al-Assad [photo via Wikimedia Commons]

Syria holds a general election every four years, with the previous vote taking place in 2012. The Syrian parliament or People’s Council has 250 members elected for a four year term in 15 multi-seat constituencies.

The majority in the parliament is currently held by the government coalition, with opposition Popular Front for Change and Liberation and independent MPs jointly having 82 seats.

Source: Russia Today

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