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Syria: Bashar al-Assad calls parliamentary election on May 7

Posted By admin On March 13, 2012 @ 9:29 am In World News | Comments Disabled

London Telegraph [1]
March 13, 2012

The announcement came as UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan said he was expecting a response from Assad on Tuesday to “concrete proposals” to halt Syria’s bloodshed and Russia stepped in with a proposal for international observers.

State news agency SANA said Assad, who has proposed a programme of reforms in the face of an unprecedented revolt, has set May 7 as the date for legislative elections under a new constitution passed in a February referendum.

The elections would be the third time a legislative vote has taken place in Syria since Assad came to power in 2000, but the first under a multiparty system as authorised under the new law.

Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday that Syria has planted landmines near its borders [2] with both countries, along routes used by refugees fleeing the country.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9140950/Syria-Bashar-al-Assad-calls-parliamentary-election-on-May-7.html

[2] Syria has planted landmines near its borders: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9140003/Syria-laying-landmines-along-border.html

[3] Syria: Russia lashes out at ‘obsession’ with toppling Bashar al-Assad: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-russia-lashes-out-at-obsession-with-toppling-bashar-al-assad.html

[4] Calls on Facebook to oust Syria’s Assad: http://www.prisonplanet.com/calls-on-facebook-to-oust-syria%e2%80%99s-assad.html

[5] Bashar al-Assad, Syria, and the truth about chemical weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bashar-al-assad-syria-and-the-truth-about-chemical-weapons.html

[6] Syria: Is the West Contemplating the Assassination of President Bashar Al Assad?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-is-the-west-contemplating-the-assassination-of-president-bashar-al-assad.html

[7] Syria’s Bashar Assad Speaks to Western Press: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrias-bashar-assad-speaks-to-western-press.html

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