Some Opposition Groups support and participate in the Parliamentary elections

 The Syrian local opposition parties and figures are participating strongly in the 13 April Parliamentary Elections. Big numbers of opposition leaders and figures put their names for candidacy to became Members in the People of Assembly (Parliament).

Dr. Elian Mousa’ad, the Secretary General of National Congress for Secular Syria, spokesman of the Syrian National Action Commission (a coalition of 15 opposition groups and parties).

Dr. Elian is the Head of the Syrian Local Opposition Delegation to Geneva political talks is a candidature for the parliamentary election, which scheduled to be held on April 13.

Dr. Elian expressed the opposition support and participation in voting and candidature in the parliament election. He is an independent candidate for the parliamentary election on the Damascus City’s A List.

“ We (the opposition) are supporting all peaceful political talks among Syrians. We supported the presidential elections and today we express our support the constitutional measure of parliamentary election although we have some comments on the current constitution,” Dr. Elian Mous’ad said to the Syria Times in an interview in his clink.

“ I hope from the Syrian government to run a fair and transparent parliamentary election to give a good sign to the Syrian opposition and the world,” he added.

The Syrian local oppositions called the new elected Member of the People Assembly to adhere to the Syrians’ aspirations and concerns.

Mazen Bilal, the leader of the opposition Syrian Secular Democratic Movement said that the coming parliamentary elections will not affect on the ongoing Geneva political talks because these talks will take long time.

Mr. Bilal, who is a member in the Syrian local opposition delegation to Geneva, waters down from the critics on the elections.

We should keep and protect the parliamentary legitimacy to keep the state organizations and departments. We should preserve and defend the Syrian state,” Bilal said to Syria Times.

Obaida al-Mohammad