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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.

Syria's Assad seeks re-election in poll

Apr 28 2014
Syria
Source: 
Al Jazeera

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has registered to stand in the country's presidential elections due to be held in June.

Parliamentary speaker Mohammad al-Laham made the announcement on Monday during a televised session of Syria's parliament.

Assad is widely expected to secure a third term in office despite a thee-year old civil war that stemmed from protests against his rule, the Reuters news agency reported.

Syria bars 'unofficial refugees' from voting in presidential election

Apr 27 2014
Syria
Source: 
The Telegraph

Syrians who fled their war-torn country via unofficial crossings will be barred from voting in next month's presidential elections, the country's electoral commission chief said on Monday.

"Syrians who left Syria illegally do not have the right to vote in host countries," Hisham Shaar was quoted as saying by pro-regime newspaper Al-Watan on Monday.

Un exministro presenta su candidatura a las elecciones presidenciales sirias

Apr 24 2014
Syria
Source: 
El Diario

El exministro sirio Hasan Abdalá al Nuri ha presentado su candidatura a los comicios presidenciales, convocados para el próximo 3 de junio, informó hoy la televisión oficial.

El presidente del Parlamento, Mohamed al Laham, anunció que el candidato había entregado la documentación necesaria al Alto Tribunal Constitucional, como estipula la ley electoral.

Un diputado sirio, primer candidato oficial a las elecciones presidenciales

Apr 23 2014
Syria
Source: 
Europa Press

Un diputado sirio miembro de la oposición autorizada por el régimen de Bashar al Assad se ha convertido este miércoles en la primera persona que presenta formalmente su candidatura a las elecciones presidenciales del próximo 3 de junio, a las que previsiblemente también concurrirá el actual mandatario.

   El Tribunal Constitucional, responsable de supervisar el proceso, declaró el martes abierto el periodo de inscripciones. Los candidatos tienen hasta el 1 de mayo para postularse.

Un grupo opositor cree que las elecciones son el golpe a la solución política en Siria

Apr 23 2014
Syria
Source: 
El Diario

El opositor Consejo Nacional Sirio (CNS) consideró hoy que las elecciones presidenciales sirias, convocadas para el próximo 3 de junio, suponen "un golpe devastador" a cualquier solución política al conflicto.

En un comunicado, el CNS hizo referencia a la conferencia de Ginebra "estancada en el fondo de lo desconocido, entre la vida y la muerte".

El grupo se refería a las negociaciones de paz que se celebraron entre enero y febrero entre el régimen y la oposición en Ginebra, y que concluyeron sin un acuerdo para volver a reunirse.

La Liga Árabe critica las presidenciales

Apr 23 2014
Syria
Source: 
Diario Vasco

El secretario general de la Liga Arabe, Nabil el-Araby, condenó ayer la convocatoria de elecciones presidenciales en Siria y advirtió de que estos comicios perjudicarán los esfuerzos internacionales para superar el conflicto en un país que vive actualmente una «tragedia humanitaria». Las autoridades sirias anunciaron el lunes que los comicios tendrán lugar el próximo 3 de junio. Pese a que El-Asad todavía no ha confirmado su candidatura, su entorno y sus principales valedores internacionales dan por hecho que aspirará a un nuevo mandato.

EU condemns Syria plans for June 3 election

Apr 22 2014
Syria
Source: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

The European Union joined international condemnation of Syria's plan to hold a presidential election on June 3, saying Tuesday the vote would lack credibility while the country remains at war.

EU diplomatic chief Catherine Ashton "deeply regrets the official declaration by the Syrian authorities that presidential elections will be held in Syria on June 3", her spokesman said in a statement.

Syria conflict: West criticises Assad election plan

Apr 21 2014
Syria
Source: 
BBC News

The US has dismissed a Syrian plan to hold a presidential election on 3 June as a "parody of democracy".

UN chief Ban Ki-moon also condemned the plan, saying it could torpedo efforts to broker a deal to end the three-year civil war, which has killed 150,000.

Government forces have made gains recently, but rebels still control vast territories. It is unlikely that voting would be held in those areas.

President Bashar al-Assad is expected to seek a third seven-year term.

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

Apr 21 2014
Syria
Source: 
Haaretz

Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote Syrian President Bashar Assad is likely to contest as his nation sinks deeper into a bloody civil war, now in its fourth year.

Assad has been widely expected to seek another seven-year term in office despite the uprising against his rule. The conflict that has engulfed the nation since March 2011 has killed over 150,000 people and forced one-third of the country's population from their homes.

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