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El primer ministro sirio anuncia el final de los preparativos para los comicios presidenciales

May 14 2014
Syria
Source: 
El Economista

El primer ministro de Siria, Wael al Halqi, ha anunciado este martes que el Gobierno ha finalizado todos los preparativos de cara a la celebración el 2 de junio de las elecciones presidenciales, según ha informado la agencia estatal siria de noticias, SANA.

Un total de 21 de las 24 personas que presentaron su candidatura a los comicios han sido rechazadas por el Tribunal Constitucional alegando que incumplen con los requisitos contemplados por la ley.

Lakhdar Brahimi quits Syria ‘mission impossible’

May 14 2014
Syria
Source: 
Middle East Online

The United Nations and Arab League mediator on the conflict in Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has resigned, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

Standing beside Brahimi at UN headquarters in New York, Ban said he "will relinquish his duties effective May 31."

Brahimi, who gave up Tuesday after trying unsuccessfully to mediate an end to Syria's civil war, has spent his career in the diplomatic trenches of the world's most intractable conflicts.

Syria's presidential poll stifles hopes for change

May 12 2014
Syria
Source: 
BBC News

In Syria, campaigning for next month's presidential election is under way. It is the first multi-candidate contest for the post, but critics have derided the process as a sham - and for President Bashar al-Assad's opponents it reinforces the sense that hope is lost.

"This is how the lions look," says one of the many signs around Damascus. It displays a picture of President Assad, in a military outfit, sporting Rayban sunglasses.

As the presidential polls approach, streets are filled with hoardings promoting the election.

Damascus : Germany Tries to Disrupt Syrian Presidential Elections

May 12 2014
Syria
Source: 
Al Manar

The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Monday that Germany joined the choir of countries that are trying to disrupt the presidential elections in Syria for being a party in what Syria is witnessing through supporting, funding and arming the armed terrorist groups in order to destroy Syria and its people and to undermine its national decision.

Assad seeks re-election 'on dead bodies of Syrians': opposition chief

May 07 2014
Syria
Source: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

The international community must unite to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad as he runs for office "on the dead bodies of Syrians," opposition chief Ahmad Jarba said Wednesday.

Speaking at the start of his first official visit to Washington, Jarba condemned next month's elections as a "farce," warning it would give Assad "license to kill for many years to come."

US grants Syrian opposition diplomatic status

May 06 2014
Syria
Source: 
Al Jazeera

The United States has said it will recognise the offices of the main opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) as a diplomatic foreign mission and announced plans for a $27m increase in non-lethal assistance to rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

The announcement came at the start of a visit to Washington on Monday by a Syrian opposition delegation led by Ahmad Jarba, president of the coalition, in his first official visit to the US since the SNC was set up in 2012.

Swaida activists decline Coalition elections invite

May 06 2014
Syria
Source: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

Student anti-regime activists from the southern town of Swaida have declined to take part in “local council” elections overseen by the opposition National Coalition, because it has “failed to learn from past mistakes.” In recent days, pro-uprising Facebook pages from the Druze-majority province have circulated the response by the Swaida Students Coordinating Committee, which accused the Coalition of suffering from “favoritism” and a lack of clarity with regard to officials’ duties and responsibilities.

Siria invita a los "países amigos" a supervisar las elecciones

May 06 2014
Syria
Source: 
Europa Press

El presidente del Parlamento sirio, Mohamed Yihad al Laham, ha invitado este lunes a los "países amigos" a enviar misiones de supervisión a las elecciones presidenciales previstas para el mes de junio.

   "Es un placer para mi invitarles a enviar a un grupo de miembros de sus parlamentos y expertos en asuntos electorales para supervisar las elecciones presidenciales en nuestro país", ha indicado Al Laham en su misiva, enviada a varios países.

Assad to Face Two Candidates in Election

May 05 2014
Syria
Source: 
Israel National News

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will face two other candidates in the coming June presidential election, the country's Supreme constitutional Court announced Sunday, according to The Associated Press (AP).

21 other candidates were found to be ineligible to run, according to court spokesman Majid Khadra said on state television. He did not elaborate.

Assad to face two candidates in presidential vote

May 04 2014
Syria
Source: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

An official with Syria's Supreme Constitutional Court says President Bashar Assad and two others will be candidates in coming June presidential elections.

Twenty-four candidates submitted bids to run in the June 3 election that Assad is widely expected to win.

The court's spokesman, Majid Khadra, announced on Syrian state television Sunday that only three applicants met requirements of the election law to run.

Syrian Elections: despite 'gaining ground', has Bashar Al-Assad effectively banned his own candidacy?

May 03 2014
Syria
Source: 
Middle East Monitor

The ten-day registration period for presidential candidates in Syria has come to an end. Bashar Al-Assad was the last of seven to register their candidacy at the Supreme Court for the country's highest office. As the regime's armed forces advance on the ground and UN regulations and advice is subdued, will the Syrian elections become the opportunity for Assad to win back legitimacy vis-à-vis the international community, even as his own candidacy is open to question?

Assad set to extend his power in political theater

May 03 2014
Syria
Source: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

In the ornate, wood-paneled theater that is Syria’s parliament, an unusual ritual has played out this week.

It is part of an electoral process designed to portray all the drama of a presidential race, while ensuring nobody seriously challenges the one name on the ballot paper that counts: Candidate Assad.

Every day at around noon, sheaves of documents in supersized envelopes have been delivered to Speaker Mohammad al-Lahham, who has solemnly unsealed them and read out the names of nominees for Syria’s presidential election next month.

Syria: 24 Hopefuls to Presidential Elections Announced by Deadline

May 01 2014
Syria
Source: 
Al Manar

Speaker of Syria People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham announced Thursday that Ziad Adnan Hakawati, Ahmad Ali Qsei’eh, Mohammad Mohammad Nassr Mahmoud, Ali Hassan al-Hassan, Ahmad Omar Dabba, Mahmoud Naji Moussa and Hossein Mohammad Tijan registered to stand in the presidential elections.

Al-Laham said the Assembly received notes form the Supreme Constitutional Court that the new seven candidates had submitted applications to run for presidency.

The candidates need to get written approvals from at least 35 MPs each, otherwise their applications would be dismissed.

Siete nuevos candidatos se registran para los comicios presidenciales sirios

May 01 2014
Syria
Source: 
El Confidencial (Agencia EFE)

Siete candidatos presentaron hoy sus candidaturas a las elecciones presidenciales en Siria, convocadas para el próximo 3 de junio, informó hoy el jefe del Parlamento, Mohamed al Laham, según los medios de comunicación oficiales.

Los aspirantes entregaron sus solicitudes para concurrir a los comicios ante el Alto Tribunal Constitucional, en la jornada que finaliza el plazo para registrar candidaturas.

Los medios estatales ofrecieron pocos datos sobre los aspirantes, pues solo proporcionaron sus nombres y sus fechas y lugares de nacimiento.

El Tribunal Supremo de Siria confirma cuatro nuevas candidaturas a las presidenciales

Apr 30 2014
Syria
Source: 
El Economista

El Tribunal Supremo de Siria ha confirmado este martes haber recibido cuatro nuevas candidaturas a las elecciones presidenciales previstas para el 2 de junio, lo que eleva a once el número de personas que han formalizado su voluntad de competir por la Presidencia.

Los cuatro nuevos candidatos son Alí Mohamad Wanus, Azza Mohamad Wajih al Hallaq, Talie Salé Naser y Samih Mijael Musa, según ha informado la agencia estatal siria de noticias, SANA.

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