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Syrians Get Ready to Elect New Parliament

Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Syrians are ready to elect a new Parliament, as part of the reforms introduced by the government of President Bashar al-Assad to achieve a peaceful solution to the crisis in the country. Nearly 15 million Syrians will cast their votes on Monday morning to choose the new lawmakers and, according to the deputy interior minister, General Hassan Jalali, everything is ready to meet the needs of the process.

That was confirmed by Judge Nazir Kheirallah, head of the judicial subcommittee in Damascus, who assured that all 8,791 polling stations in the Syrian capital and 641 in Damascus-countryside were ready to elect all 29 representatives from the region to the People´s Assembly.

The same situation was reported in Tartous, on the Mediterranean coast, and Latakia, Idleb, Quneitra, Hama, Alepo, Raqqa, Sweida, Deir Ezzor, Daraa, Hassakeh and Homs, where a high turnout of voters is expected, despite the tension that prevails in the country.

Some analysts consider that Syrians are facing a serious challenge, because the country is struggling against an all-out media war and violence unleashed by armed groups supported from abroad, according to local authorities.

Among the candidates in the campaign carried out over the past few days were professionals, workers, farmers and women, and the participation of several political organizations.

According to authorities, more than 150 foreign representatives and reporters, who are already in the country, will monitor the fairness and transparency of the elections.

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