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