Assad regime to hold presidential elections on May 26

The announcement comes amid ongoing military conflict, a humanitarian crisis, and stalled negotiations.

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May 26 has been scheduled as a date for holding presidential elections by the Assad government’s parliamentary assembly, according to SANA news agency.

“The door for candidacy for the presidential elections will be opened on Monday, April 19″, the agency said.

The agency held that those desiring to run in the polls shall submit their contention applications to the regime’s constitutional court before April 28.

The pronouncement to hold the elections comes contempt the ongoing military conflict in the country, deficiency of a political solution in sight, the fiasco of negotiations between the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime, and the displacement of more than 10 million Syrians either as refugees or as internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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