Syria prepares congressional election for the first time in 40 years.
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Syria prepares congressional election for the first time in 40 years.

Kafr Nabl : Syria | Apr 30, 2012 at 7:07 PM PDT
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More than 7,000 of nearly 10 candidates of the Syrian parties will compete for 250 seats in Parliament

After 40 years, the first National Assembly seats in Syria will include representatives of many parties, and the Syrian National Assembly elections will be held on the 7th / 5 to. This is a decree by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued, as prescribed in the new Constitution adopted in a referendum last February.

More than 7,000 of nearly 10 candidates of the Syrian parties will compete for 250 seats in Parliament. However, the opposition does not recognize the legitimacy of the new constitution and vowed to boycott the upcoming elections. This will be one of the drawbacks of the election process.

The time on the streets of Syria has appeared many slogans, banners and campaign of the candidates, which focuses calls for national unity, promote peaceful change in the country. In the context of violence continues despite mediation efforts of the international community, the people of Syria hope the upcoming election will bring change to the country and pave the way for the implementation of reform .

Syria Some people said: "I hope the selected candidate will be those who deserve to pressure the aspirations of the people. They are not elected just to sit in his office and do nothing for the country ";" Of course I will vote, because Congress will represent the voice of the people. I vote because I support the reconstruction program ".

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A supporter of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad holds up a copy of the new constitution and pictures of al-Assad during a rally in Damascus
A supporter of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad holds up a copy of the new constitution and pictures of al-Assad during a rally in Damascus
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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