Syria holds legislative elections (+Photos)
Damascus, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) According to the constitutional cycle, Syria is holding the third legislative elections on Sunday to elect 250 members to People's Assembly, Parliament.
Some 7,777 polling stations are set up across the country to elect parliamentarians among 1,656 government-approved candidates, including 200 women, who are more representative this time than in the 2016 elections.
Polling stations opened at 07:00 hours, local time, on Sunday, including in areas under government control in the cities of Qamishli and al-Hasakah, the capital city of the Al-Hasakah Governorate, and even when in some areas, the so-called US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have blackmailed and pressured the population.
These elections are a challenge for Syrians, in light of increasing attacks of all kinds by extremist groups and the presence of Turkish and US troops in those regions and in some areas of Aleppo, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor provinces.
Long sabotaged and distorted from abroad in their objectives, the Syrian parliamentary elections are in line with the current National Constitution and are being held according to the organizational and chronological system.
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