Presidential Candidates Launch Election Campaign

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The Three presidential candidates, Mr. Maher Abdul Hafeez Hajjar, Dr. Hassan Abdullah al-Nouri and Dr. Bashar Hafez Al-Assad yesterday launched their election campaigns after the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) had announced their names in the final list of presidential candidates.

Posters containing the pictures of the three candidates and selections of their election programs are heavily noticed in most of the streets of the capital, Damascus, and those of other Syrian cities. 

Three Presidential Candidates to Begin Election Campaigns on May 11th

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The Supreme Constitutional Court has announced the final list of presidential candidates to formally begin their campaigns as of May,11th, 2014.

Speaking at a news conference held today, the court's Spokesman said that the final list of presidential candidates comprises of Mr. Maher Abdulhafiz Hajjar, Mr. Hassan Abdullah al-Nouri and Dr. Bashar al-Assad.

Dr. Bassam Abu Abdallah to ST: Presidential elections 'first step to stability in Syria'

Syria gears up for presidential elections amid successive victories being notched up by army units against foreign-backed terrorist groups on several fronts and the US-led bids to hamper and play down the decision of the majority of the Syrian people to elect their leader under national sovereignty.

The Syriatimes e-newspaper conducted an interview with political analyst Dr. Bassam Abu Abdallah, Director of Damascus Center for Strategic Studies, to shed light on the repercussions of holding the presidential elections on time and Syria's international and regional relations after the elections.

SCC Studies Six Grievance Requests

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The final list of Presidential candidates is to be announced on May the10th 2014, Spokesman of the Supreme Constitutional Court says.

Lawyer Majed Khadra was quoted today on the official news agency (SANA) as saying that the final list of presidential candidates will be announced on Saturday after the court completes studying six grievance petitions according to the constitution and the general election law.  

The grievance petitions were submitted by: Mr. Ahmad Ali Qase'a, Ali Hasan al-Hasan, Bashir Mohammad al-Balah, Khaled Abdu al-Kredi, Sameh Bin Mekha'el Mousa, and Sameer Ahmad M'alla having their applications rejected by the court to the presidential candidates.

Syrian Embassies Invite Syrians Abroad to Register to vote in Presidential Elections

DAMASCUS, (ST)-In preparation for the Syrian presidential elections and in order to help the Syrians abroad vote for their candidate,  the Syrian embassies worldwide have invited Syrian citizens with valid resident cards in the hosting countries to visit their embassies and register their names in the voters lists carrying with them their passports.

Elections will be held on May 28, 2014 for the Syrians abroad.

The Presidential Elections Committee at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said yesterday that names and related identity data of electors could be registered in the election list through the embassy's fax, e-mail or ordinary Post.

H. Mustafa