VIDEO: Polls Open in Syria Parliamentary Elections

Wed Apr 13, 2016 09:36:20

Syrians begin voting in parliamentary elections against the backdrop of a generally-holding ceasefire in the war-hit country and peace talks between government and opposition.

Voters began crowding more than 7,300 polling stations on Wednesday morning to choose members of the 250-seat parliament out of some 3,500 candidates, Press TV reports.

The People’s Assembly elections for selecting 250 members from over 3,500 candidates from across all Syrian provinces began at 7 AM on Wednesday April 13th, with voters beginning to arrive at the voting centers.

Voting centers, which number over 7,300, opened their doors to voters at 7 AM and will remain open until 7 PM. The duration of the elections can be extended for five hours by a decision from the Higher Judicial Committee for Elections.

Candidates began their elections campaigns on March 14th, which continued until the morning of Tuesday April 12th, at the same time as the judicial subcommittees for the elections announced their readiness to carry out and supervise the elections.

To cover this event, a media center for mass media outlets was set up at Sheraton Hotel in Damascus, According to SANA.



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