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Assad to Run for President of Syria in 2021 Election, Parliament Speaker Says

BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Syrian President Bashar Assad has put forward his candidacy for the presidential election scheduled for 26 May, Parliament Speaker Hammouda Sabbagh said on Wednesday.

“The head of the People’s Council [the parliament] announced that the council was notified by the Supreme Constitutional Court of the registration of Bashar Hafez Assad’s request for the post of president of the republic. He became the sixth candidate to apply for the presidential elections,” the speaker said, as quoted by the state-run SANA broadcaster.

Earlier in April, the parliament announced that Syria will hold its presidential election on26 May, while the candidate registration started on Monday.

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