Syria will hold presidential vote on time :Minister

Syria will hold presidential vote on time :Minister
Tue Apr 8, 2014 16:27:40

The Syrian government says country’s upcoming presidential vote will be held on time regardless of the massive foreign-charged insurgency that has gripped Syria for more than three years.

Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoubi  said elections would not be delayed and that military operations would continue regardless of the poll, pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat reported on its website on Tuesday.

"It is not for any authority to postpone or cancel this election, which will be run on schedule," the newspaper quoted him as saying.

"We will not allow security, military, or domestic or foreign political reasons to delay or cancel the presidential election."

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not said whether he will stand in the election due by July, but many believe in the country that he will stand while he has a high chance of winning.

Country’s army has advanced around the capital Damascus and the Lebanese border in recent months, helping secure the country's center.

Syria sank into war in 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.


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