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Voters to Show ID at Polling Stations Inside the Country

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The Syrian citizens who illegally left the country could cast their votes at the border centers during the presidential elections, chief of the elections' Higher Judicial Committee says.

Judge Hesham al-Sha'aar declared today that there would be ballot boxes in the border centers inside the Syrian territories for the Syrian citizens, who illegally left the country, to vote for  the forthcoming presidential elections.

As for the Syrian residents abroad, the judge noted that the election record includes their names and they can vote using their valid Syrian Passport as an identification on May 28th.

PA Notified of New Presidential Candidacy Applications

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The People's Assembly has received from the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) new four notifications saying that Mr. Ali Mohammad Wannous, Mrs. Azza Mohammad Wajeeh al-Hallak, Mr. Talie' Saleh Naser and Mr. Samih Michael Moussa, had submitted their presidential candidacy applications, the PA Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Lahham said on Tuesday.

The four new candidates submitted their applications of candidacy for the post of the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, attached with required documents, to the SCC, which will continue to accept applications till May 1st, 2014.  

With these four applications, the number of presidential candidates raised to 11.

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Syrian Historical Moments

The countdown for the historical presidential elections in Syria began with the Syrians being hopeful that these elections will save the country from the ongoing war and establish a new national political era that perpetuates political pluralism in the country.

Syria's sovereign decision to hold presidential elections on time reflects the Syrian people's determination to uproot terrorism from their homeland, restore security and stability to the country, reconstruct what the armed terrorist groups had damaged and build Syria on stronger democratic bases; democratic bases that are absent in many countries, mainly the Gulf ones, which have been conspiring and participating in shedding the Syrian blood.

About 1500 Polling Stations and 5.000 Ballot Boxes for Presidential Election in Damascus

DAMASCUS,(ST)_There would be about 5.000 ballot boxes and  1500 polling stations in all the quarters of Damascus, Dr.Besher al-Sabban said on Monday.

Damascus governor, who was speaking in a meeting with the chiefs and committees of Damascus's quarters, underlined the importance of containing the big increase in the number of the displaced persons coming to the capital due to the current circumstances.

Dr. Bashar Hafez Al-Assad Declares Himself Presidential Candidate

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Dr.  Bashar Hafez Al-Assad on Monday submitted to the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) an application of candidacy for the post of President of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Speaker of the People's Assembly (PA) Mohammad Jihad al-Lahham announced that the PA received from the SCC a notification announcing that Dr. Bashar Hafez Al-Assad had submitted his candidacy application attached with required documents.

 Al-Assad's bid raises the number of Presidential candidates to seven.

Dr.  Bashar Hafez Al-Assad is now president of the Syrian Arab Republic and here is his CV:

Born in Damascus, September 11, 1965.

Finished his high secondary school at Al-Hurriah Institute in Damascus in 1982.