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Supreme Constitutional Court: Number of participants in Presidential elections reached at 11.634.412 with 73.42%
Jun 04, 2014
Damascus, SANA, Supreme Constitutional Court announced Wednesday that the percentage of citizens’ participation who have the right to vote in the presidential elections reached at 73.42%.
Spokesperson of the Supreme Constitutional Court Majed Khadra said at a press conference reciting the Court’s statement: “according to the rules of Article No. 85 of the Syrian Arab Republic constitution for 2014, and articles No. 28, 29, 31 of the Supreme Constitutional Court and article No. 79 of the General Elections’ law, the results of the electoral process for the Syrian Arab Republic post as follow:
The number of those who have the right to take part in the presidential elections inside and outside Syria reached at 15.845.575 citizens and the number of participants in the voting reached at 11.634.412 while the number of invalid papers reached at 442.108 with 3.8%.
On the appeals in front of the Court, Khadra said anyone who didn’t win the elections or has objection on the electoral process has to submit his appeal to the Court during 3 days as of the date of announcing the results, then the court decide the result during 7 days following the three days and announce the name of the winner by Speaker of the people’s Assembly.
He added the Court will refer a book today to Speaker of the People’s Assembly to notify him, and then he announces the name of winner.
Syrian Armed Forces is on full alert to secure the election sites.
June 3, 2014
Syrian Air Force is conducting sweeps in the skies of the major cities, fully armed, and on high altitudes.
Syrian Presidency thanks Syrians for civilized manifestations during presidential elections campaigns
Jun 02, 2014
Damascus, (SANA) – Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic thanked on Monday the Syrian people for the civilized manifestations they have shown during the presidential elections campaigns and the elections which were held outside Syria.
On its Facebook page, the presidency hoped the Syrian citizens will continue their commitment to the constitution and laws, and they will continue expressing support to any presidential candidate by heading tomorrow, Tuesday June 3rd, to the ballot boxes in all Syrian territories to practice their constitutional right and cat vote to choose their presidential candidate freely, transparently and responsibly starting from 07:00 through 19:00 in the evening.
Syrians in Austria show support to Homeland
Jun 02, 2014
Vienna, (SANA) members of the Syrian community and students in Austria stressed Monday that the presidential elections held abroad reflected the Syrian expatriates loyalty, love and support to their homeland.
In a statement, they reiterated that the success of the election process abroad showed that the Syrians have practiced their right to choose their candidate with full transparency, democracy and freedom.
The statement stressed that the presidential elections scheduled on Monday June 3 expresses the Syrian people’s steadfastness and challenge of the international terrorism led by Washington and the global Zionism.
The Syrians pointed out that the presidential elections in Syria will draw the true image of the future of the modern and invulnerable Syria.
They also expressed support to the Syrian leadership and army as an example of resistance.
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Al-Shaar: Higher Elections’ Committee stands at one distance from all candidates
Jun 02, 2014
Chief of the Higher Judicial Elections’ Committee, judge Hisham al-Shaar affirmed the committee enjoys full independence and neutrality, adding ” No one in the State or public sides has any authority on it or could interfere in its affairs.”
Al-Shaar, meeting the same delegations, said the Committee stands at one distance from all candidates for the Republic’s president post.
He added the Committee has ended all procedures for the day of elections on Tuesday to supervise the electoral process in cooperation with the Higher Constitutional Court.
For her part, WPC President Gomes said she came to Syria to inspect the reality of events here, considering presidential elections as historic and very important to Syria.
The DPRK lawmaker also affirmed that the elections will send a blow to the hostile camp of Syria and the terrorist groups.
Archbishop Capucci: Presidential elections golden chance for expressing loyalty to homeland
Jun 02, 2014
Rome, (SANA)- Archbishop of Jerusalem in Exile Hilarion Capucci stressed that Syria’s presidential elections are “a golden chance for expressing our love, commitment and duty towards our homeland.”
Archbishop Capucci said in a letter Monday that voting for a president for the Syrian Arab Republic constitutes an important point in the building of the state’s institutions and “a crucial stage for restoring the political, economic and security stability.”
He stressed that the success of the elections would send a message to the whole world on the determination of the Syrians to start a new phase of reconstruction in all spheres.
The Archbishop pointed out that the Syrian expatriates are always there for standing by Syria and supporting it, as they are working hard until it recovers from their homeland’s ordeal, renewing confidence that the Syrians are able to overcome the hard times they are going though.
Grand Mufti calls on world countries to support right of people to decide their destiny
Grand Mufti of the Republic Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun stressed that Syria, through its adherence to achieve the constitutional elections, calls on all countries around the world to support right of people to choose their leader and counter the international terrorism which has posed a real danger to the whole world.
Meeting the same delegation, Hassoun said that the visit of the Russian delegation at the current time has a huge value as it seeks to foil western media attempts to distort the reality of events in the whole region, particularly in Syria.
Hassoun pointed out that what has happened in Syria is a conflict to take control of the region which the west covered with religious dimension, adding that war imposed on Syria comes as a punishment for its stances on the just causes in the region, particularly the Palestinian one.
For their part, members of the Russian delegation said that Syria has achieved advanced steps in democracy, affirming the importance of dialogue among religions to enhance stability in the region and the world.
Committee: Campaigns of candidates for presidential elections to suspend on Monday at 7 a.m
Jun 01, 2014
Damascus, SANA, Higher Judicial Elections’ Committee announced Sunday the campaigns of candidates for Presidential elections will suspend as of Monday morning.
“In accordance with the rules of Article 58 of the elections’ law No. 5 for 2014, the campaigns for presidential elections suspend before 24 hours of the date of elections, set on Tuesday June 3rd, 2014; namely as of Monday June 2nd at 7:00 a.m.,” the committee said in a statement.
National feelings among Syrians rise as constitutional vote approaches
May 31, 2014
Provinces, SANA, Families of al-Haffeh in Lattakia countryside staged Saturday a solidarity stand in support of national unity, constitutional vote and Army against terrorism.
Higher Elections Committee receives from Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, final results of presidential elections at Syrian embassies.
May 31, 2014
Al-Baath Party Regional Leadership: Presidential elections national duty
May 31, 2014
Damascus, (SANA) – Regional Leadership of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party stressed that the presidential elections in this historic stage are not merely a political right for citizens, but also they are a national duty par excellence and taking part in the elections is a declaration to the entire world that affirms the Syrian people’s independent decision and free democratic choice.
The Regional Leadership pointed in a statement under the title “Let us all Go to Elections Boxes for the Sake of Syria,” that this duty will show the world the volume of autocracy of the countries which are bragging about democracy and which violated the diplomatic norms and the simplest human rights when they prevented the Syrians from taking part in the elections process.
The statement highlighted that the active participation in this duty bolsters the practice of resistance and its culture as they are consistent with the nature of the Syrian people and defends the homeland and its independence.
The Regional Leadership stressed that presidential Candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad proved to the people his national loyalty and courage as he is still sharing the people their destiny and leads their struggle.
Elections’ Judicial Committee chief: No voting via Internet
May 31, 2014
Damascus, (SANA) Chief of the Higher Judicial Committee for Elections Hisham al-Shaar said there is no truth to news circulating on social media that the expats could possibly be using Internet to vote in presidential elections.
In a statement to SANA, Al-Shaar said that voters can vote by heading to one of the polling stations using his ID card, for the Syrians living inside the country, or his passport, for the Syrians abroad.
The Syrian expats who failed to cast their ballots in the vote can do so at border centers and Syrian airports where ballot boxes will be set up for this purpose, the Committee’s chief said.
Three candidates are running for the presidency in Syria as a presidential election was called for June 3. The Syrian expatriates did cast their ballots last Wednesday.
National marches and activities gather steam on election’s eve
May 30, 2014
Provinces, (SANA) Nationwide activities in support of presidential elections, which are few days away, continued, with the Syrians staging rallies and solidarity stands ahead of the big day.
The gathering of the people of Golan living in al-Zahira and al-Tadamun neighborhoods in Damascus organized an oratorical festival, exalting the sacrifices of martyrs and the Syrian army victories on the ground.
The participants in the festival voiced support to June 3 presidential vote.
The families of 40 martyrs were honored during the festival.
In Aleppo, Aleppo Province Council organized an event in cooperation with the National Union of Syrian Students, during which a ceremony for honoring martyrs’ families took place.
Meanwhile, the locals of al-Qanaqiah and al-Safsafah villages, located in Homs western countryside, took to the streets in big numbers to show support for the Syrian army and presidential vote.
|Emotions running high nationwide as historic election is just around the corner
May 29, 2014
Provinces, (SANA) Unshaken in their determination and with their spirits soaring higher as the presidential vote draws nearer, increasing numbers of Syrians flood the streets and squares to demonstrate undiminished support to elections they view as a milestone in Syria’s history.
Residents of Mheen town and its neighboring villages in the eastern countryside of Homs took to the streets in a massive rally to express their support to the elections and pride of the victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army over terrorism to which the country is exposed.
The participants affirmed the Syrians’ ability to decide their future, rejecting any foreign intervention in Syria’s internal affairs.
They said that the rally is a true expression of the Syrians’ support for their army and leadership.
“We came to say to the whole world that the Syrians are the ones who decide their destiny and choose their president,” the participants said.
Meanwhile, members of Engineers Syndicate in Tartous staged a solidarity stand outside the building of Syndicate in support of the presidential elections and national stances.
The participants stressed adherence to chose the best future for Syria through election candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad “who will lead us to safety.”
In the same context, thousands of citizens gathered outside the Municipality building in Lattakia to express support to presidential elections, national stances and the Syrian Arab Army in confronting terrorism.
The participants voiced confidence that wide participation in elections is the best way to express loyalty to Martyrs’ sacrifices in restoring security and stability to the country.
“Syria lives the dawn of victory and Syrians are able to rebuild what was destroyed by terrorists,” the participants said.
Women Union in Deir Ezzor organized a solidarity stand to express their determination to take part in the presidential elections, considering it a chance to enhance the role of woman in building the future of the country.
The participants said that the elections reflect the real political and democratic pluralism Syria is witnessing.
They pointed out that candidate al-Assad “is the one who is able to build Syria hand in hand with the Syrian people.”
Citizens of Hadar Town in the northern countryside of Qunetira organized a massive rally in support of the elections.
They raised national flags and placards expressing their full support and love for the homeland.
The participants called on international and human rights organization to pressure the Zionist occupation forces to allow the Syrian citizens of the occupied Golan practice their right to vote.
In Hama, popular activities continued as citizens went ahead with organizing solidarity stands and events intended to pay tribute to the Syrian army and voice support to upcoming elections.
|Voting extended for 2nd day at Syrian Embassy in Lebanon, turnout surprises public opinion
May 29, 2014
Beirut, (SANA) With high turnout, the Syrian citizens continued Thursday to head to the Syrian Embassy in Lebanon for casting ballots for the second consecutive day to elect a president for their country.
The first day of voting witnessed high turnout in Lebanon which constituted a surprise for all followers on the Lebanese area as no one would expect these huge numbers of voters. The wide turnout also reflects the Syrians’ commitment to their constitutional rights and sovereignty of their country.
The Syrian Embassy in Lebanon extended receiving the Syrian voters for another day due to the high turnout to practice their constitutional right following High Judicial Committee’s decision late Wednesday to extend voting period at Syrian Embassy in Lebanonon for one more day may29th, starting from 07:00 till 24:00.
Syria’s Ambassador in Beirut Ali Abdul Karim told SANA correspondent that the ballot process was decided to be resumed at the Embassy HQ in Beirut from 07:00 to 24:00 in order to enable all the Syrian citizens to practice their duty.
Abdul-Karim pointed out that the heavy turnout of the Syrians voters for the second day is still continuous, ” which proves to everyone inside and outside the country that the Syrians believe in their homeland, president and army.”
Syrian citizens headed early in the morning Thursday to the Syrian Embassy, raising the Syrian flag and photos of candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad.
Vote in presidential elections abroad signals steadfastness (Photo report)
May 28, 2014
Capitals, (SANA) Bolstered by a notably high turnout, balloting in the long-awaited presidential elections started Wednesday at the Syrian embassies worldwide, marking a landmark constitutional event which the Syrian citizens regard as a defying sign of steadfastness and defiance against the terrorist war raging in their homeland and determination to national principles.
|Syrians determined to national unity ahead of Presidential elections
May 27, 2014
Provinces, SANA, With only a week left before the presidential elections are held in Syria, the Syrian people continue to take to the streets and organize activities to express support for this momentous event.
The Trade Union in Hama organized a festival to voice support for the elections and the Syrian Arab Army which is fighting terrorism, affirming their adherence to building the democratic state and strengthening the concepts of citizenship and rule of law.
Participants voiced support for presidential candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad and his political, economic and social projects, saying that he has a clear vision of Syria’s future.
The areas of al-Mukharam, al-Na’em, Dibeen, al-Joubanyeh, al-Houz, al-Qarnyeh, al-Samaqyat, al-Aqrabyeh, Hiet, Sheen and Homs Workers and Journalists Union in Homs witnessed national events in support of the Syrian Arab Army and holding the presidential elections on time.
The participants stressed their adherence to national unity and appreciation of the sacrifices made by the army.
They also voiced support to candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad for his ability to face pressures and confront challenges.
Many events were held in Aleppo Province in which the participants stressed their support to the presidential elections and rejection of terrorism and the countries backing it.
They said the people of Aleppo will participate heavily in the upcoming elections as the elections represent the Syrians’ willingness to preserve the sovereignty of their homeland.
They hailed the efforts made by the Syrian Army in the face of the armed terrorist groups across the country.
People of al-Marqab area and the Lawyers Union in Tartous Province carried out two stands in support of the presidential elections and the Syrian Arab Army.
The participants stressed their support to candidate al-Assad, expressing appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifices made by the Syrian Army in defending the homeland and preserving its unity and sovereignty.
Meanwhile, 250 youths of the National Union for Syria Students in Tartous formed a great picture on the corniche of the coastal city to express their support to candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad.
The participants stressed that the country is going to achieve victory over terrorism thanks to its citizens, Army and leadership.
They hailed the role of the Army in confronting terrorism to which the country is exposed.
The area of al-Qardaha in Lattakia witnessed a national event in which the participants expressed support to candidate al-Assad and the Syrian army in its operations against terrorism across the country.
The participants said the Syrians are united in facing plots and challenges, adding that the elections embody the will of the Syrians.
They stressed that the Syrians have foiled all plots and conspiracies targeting Syria, adding that Syria, with its army and leadership, will remain firm in the face of all enemies.
The Revolutionary Youth Union in Idleb carried out a stand in the city in support of the elections and the Syrian Army.
The participants stressed that the Syrians have proved their ability to confront and overcome all challenges.
In Deir Ezzor, a rally in support of elections was organized at Euphrates University, with participants expressing their support for the Army and candidate al-Assad, making an oath of fealty to Syria and its people.
On a relevant note, the Damascus branch of the National Union of Iraqi Students organized an oratorical festival at Damascus University on occasion of the upcoming elections and in support of Syria against the conspiracy targeting it.
Participants said the Iraqi people stand alongside their Syrian brethren in the battle against terrorism, asserting that Syria will remain a beacon of knowledge, heroism, courage, and sacrifice.
|Syrians’ support for elections grows more ardent as the countdown to presidential vote starts
May 26, 2014
Provinces, (SANA) With the countdown to the presidential elections having started, the Syrians show increasing ardor holding boisterous rallies and activities around the country in continued manifestations of their support for the landmark vote.
Crowds of the residents of Yabroud city and the neighboring villages in Damascus Countryside gathered in a massive march in the municipality square in the city to express jubilation over holding the presidential elections on time in defiance of all foreign sides’ attempts to disrupt the vote.
The participants expressed their support to the Syrian Arab Army in its operations against the terrorists, voicing support to candidate al-Assad as their choice in the upcoming elections.
They said that voting is the duty and right for every Syrian citizen who loves his country and is keen on its security and sovereignty.
The Women and Farmers unions organized two events in Idleb in support of the army in the face of terrorists and in support of holding the presidential elections on time.
They stressed their support to candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad for his steadfastness and wisdom in the face of the global terrorist attack waged on Syria.
Homs Province witnessed a number of events in the areas of Safar, Homs Electricity Company and the Engineers Syndicate.
The events stressed support to holding the presidential elections on time, voicing support to the Syrian army in its battle against terrorism.
They said that voting is the right and duty of all Syrian citizens, adding that the elections crown the victories of the Syrian army and are crucial in foiling the schemes aimed at undermining Syria.
Meanwhile, a popular festival was held in Kafram town in the northwestern countryside of Homs to support the presidential elections.
Residents of Kfram town raised Syrian flags and poster of candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad, affirming their full support to the Syrian Arab Army in confronting terrorism to which the country is exposed.
The participants chanted slogans that glorify martyrdom and national unity.
They considered the upcoming elections as a turning point in building the modern Syria that will enhance its victory against conspiracy.
Lattakia province witnessed a number of national events in the Agriculture Directorate, Dar al-Assad, Tishreen University, Journalists union and in Jableh area in support of holding the presidential elections on time and of the operations made by the Syrian Army against terrorism.
The participants stressed their support to candidate al-Assad and rejection of all forms of foreign interference in the Syrian internal affairs.
They called upon all the Syrians to participate in the ballots as to show the true image of the country and its cultural heritage.
People of Masahra and Sasa’ in Quneitra organized a rally in which they expressed their support to the Syrian army and to the upcoming presidential elections, voicing support to candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad.
Waving Syrian flags and carrying posters for al-Assad, the participants said that the people of Quneitra will always be backers of the Syrian army against the Israeli enemy and its agents.
In Hama, the Revolutionary Youths Union made a festivity in the city, with the participants stressing their support to holding the presidential elections on time, voicing support to candidate al-Assad.
They highlighted their appreciation for the sacrifices and achievements made by the Syrian Arab Army against the terrorists across the country.
In Deir Ezzor, Assistant Regional Secretary of al-Baath Party Hilal al-Hilal said, during a popular gathering, that the upcoming presidential elections is considered as a huge victory added to the victories achieved by the Syria Arab Army in its war against terrorism.
The massive meeting was attended by economic, social, popular and religious figures in Deir Ezzor city.
“The upcoming elections represent the concept of enhancing democracy in Syria,” al-Hilal said.
He called on all the Syrians to actively take part in elections, describing it as a national duty for every Syrian citizens.
The participants stressed their full support to candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad.
In another context, al-Hilal inspected the Army’s wounded personnels at the military hospital in Deir Ezzor, appreciating sacrifices of the Army in defending the country against terrorism.
May 26, 2014
Capitals, (SANA) Syrian students and members of the Syrian community in Australia gathered in Sydney in response to the call of the National Union of the Syrian Students, Australia Branch, where they demanded their natural democratic right of participating in the presidential elections.
The participants carried a big banner under the title of “Sawa” (Together) in Town Hall Square in the Australian city, expressing their right of participating in the upcoming elections and showing support to the candidate they deem the most competent for ruling the country.
They also chanted slogans in support of the Syrian Arab Army in his battle against terrorism, showing adherence to the national principles.
Syrian students and members of the Syrian community in Slovakia gathered in front of the Cultural Gallery in the country’s capital, Bratislava, in support of the presidential elections.
The participants lauded the development of Syria under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad in all domains, and more recently, in confronting terrorists, stressing that Syria has become a difficult number in the regional and international equations.
They also condemned the stance of France, Germany and Belgium in preventing the Syrians living on their soil from practicing their constitutional right of voting inside the Syrian Embassy, which is governed by the Syrian laws and legislations, calling upon these states to revise their decisions and respect the will of the Syrian people.
The Syrian community in Czech Republic said that the 28th of May will show the entire world that the Syrians are adherent to their country’s democratic and sovereign stances.
In a statement, they said that voting is a modest contribution to the achievements made by the Syrian Arab Army and a gesture of loyalty to the homeland, expressing rejection of the decisions made by French, German and Belgian government to prevent the Syrians in these countries from voting.
They said that the aforementioned countries are involved in derailing the political solution and supporting terrorism after their plots against Syria, sponsored by the US, Turkey and the Gulf states, went awry.
Meanwhile, Preparations for upcoming presidential vote have been wrapped up at the Syrian Embassy in Romania‘s capital, Bucharest, with the embassy now fully prepared for the election slated for May 28.
The embassy said in a statement Sunday that it contacted the Romanian authorities with regard to having all facilitations pertaining to the electoral process prepared for it to go smoothly, including the ballot center and voting booths, as well as organizing the reception of citizens coming from far-off cities who are willing to vote.
The statement thanked all members of the Syrian community in Romania and Moldova for their high turnout to have their names registered on electoral lists, which bespeaks a high sense of responsibility and national commitment.
Meanwhile, the letter urged the Syrian citizens who had their names resisted to exercise their right and cast their ballots at the Syrian embassy in Bucharest on May 28.
Syrian community in France stresses support to presidential elections
For the third consecutive week, the Syrian Nationals Union in France and members of the Syrian community organized a stand in the capital city, Paris, to express rejection of the French government’s decision to prevent the Syrians in France from practicing their constitutional right of electing a president for Syria.
The participants erected an elections tent and held photos of the three presidential candidates and conducted symbolic elections.
They denounced the unjust French decision to prevent the Syrians from casting their votes in France.
The participants also set up a large screen displaying footages of the crimes committed by the armed terrorist groups which came to Syria from more than 80 countries against the Syrian citizens, history and future.
|Syrians erupting in enthusiasm as election date approaches
May 25, 2014
Provinces, (SANA) With resolve unshaken and undaunted by an escalating wave of terrorist attacks intended to rob them of their joy, the Syrians continue to take to the streets and squares and organize activities in daily outpourings of enthusiasm ahead of presidential vote set for June 3.
Participants in a solidarity stand organized in Tartous affirmed their commitment to fully exercise their right in choosing their president against all odds.
The stand saw a martyr-honoring ceremony where a number of martyrs’ family members were honored in commemoration of their everlasting memories.
A number of martyrs’ relatives expressed optimism in an imminent victory over terrorism whose path the blood of their loved ones has charted.
Elsewhere in Tartous, similar activities were organized in the Industrial City, al-Mitras town in Safita city, and in Banias.
Meanwhile, the Kurdish National Movement for peaceful change distributed brochures to citizens at the Omayyad square in Damascus, showing the importance of taking part in the presidential elections.
The brochures, which raise the motto of “together towards new Syria”, urge the Syrian citizens to cast their votes in the ballot boxes.
Secretary General of the Movement Ali Omari said in a statement to SANA the Movement organized this initiative due to the importance of the upcoming constitutional process to send a blow to anyone who tries to interfere in Syria’s domestic affairs.
A ‘Homeland’s Tent’ was set up in Quneitra, where the participants stressed that Syria is coasting to a decisive victory over terrorism.
They said the Syrians are determined to quash terrorism in their country down to the last terrorist, affirming that broad participation in elections will crown the army’s successes on the battlefield.
Meanwhile in Sweida, a festival was organized at the Teachers’ Syndicate in support of elections and the Syrian army’s operations against terrorists.
The participants, who waved national flags and chanted national slogans, said they will head to the ballot boxes on June 3rd to prove that Syria is, and will always remain, indomitable and unbowed.
Another rally was held in the village of al-Soura al-Saghira to express support for the elections, expressing fealty to the homeland and solidarity with the army defedning Syria from terrorism.
In Homs countryside, thousands of citizens of al-Dabbousiyeh and neighboring villages took to the streets in support of the presidential election process.
The participants raised the Syrian flags and pictures of candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad and chanted slogans that express their full support to the Army in its war against terrorism.
The participants pointed that taking part in the upcoming presidential elections means would be contributing to the building of the future of modern Syria.
In the same context, citizens of al-Qabo and neighboring villages in the northern countryside of Homs gathered to express their absolute support to the presidential elections and Army.
A Syrian flag with a 10-meter high flagpole was raised atop the Syrian Arab Socialist Party building in the town, with the participants declaring support to candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad as he is the safety valve for Syria’s security and stability.
Also in Homs, a popular festival and cultural activities were held at Mohammad Jamal al-Durra Center in al-Insha’at neighborhood.
The participants expressed support to the Syrian army and the presidential elections slated for June 3.
Artistic shows and sports shows were featured by sons of displaced families who were forced out of their homes by terrorist acts.
The people of al-Naisiye town and neighboring villages in Talkalakh area also rallied in the town square to express support for elections and candidate al-Assad, saying he will guarantee victory over terrorism.
Miscellaneous activities were organized in al-Slalibeh neighborhood, Jableh and Kalmakho towns in Lattakia, with crowds of citizens exalting national unity and voicing resolve to take part in the forthcoming elections.
The participants said the upcoming elections are an embodiment of the Syrians’ will to preserve their independent decision and safeguard national principles.
Religious figures affirmed in speeches delivered during the festival that Syria will remain true to its reputation as the land of coexistence among all faiths and sects no matter how hard extremists try to drag it into a quagmire of religious strife.
In Hasaka province, a rally was organized by patriotic parties at the Arab Cultural Center in Qamishli city to voice support for the elections.
Representatives of the Democratic Arab Solidarity Party, the Syrian National Youths Party, the People’s Party, and the Youth Party for Justice and Development voiced support for candidate al-Assad as the candidate who can guarantee Syria’s unity, security, and safety.
Massive gathering in al Areen area in Damascus in support of presidential elections
May 23, 2014
A massive gathering was held in al-Areen area in Damascus to express support of the national stances, presidential elections and the Syrian Arab Army in confronting terrorism to which the country is exposed.
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Syrian rally to support government, army against militants
People across Syria have held massive rallies to express their support for the government of President Bashar al-Assad and the country’s army.
A large crowd of people took part in a rally held in the city of Idlib on Thursday.
The demonstrators carried Syrian flags and chanted slogans in support of the Syrian government and the country’s army that has been battling foreign-backed militants over the past three years.
They also expressed support for the holding of the forthcoming presidential elections in the Arab country. Syrian people will go to the polls on June 3 to elect their next president as Damascus has insisted that it would hold the vote despite the foreign-backed militancy that has plagued the country for more than three years.
In a similar move, pro-government rallies were held in the capital Damascus, Homs, Tartous, and Hasakah. The demonstrators voiced their support for the presidential elections and rejected foreign interference in the country’s internal affairs.
President Assad’s popularity has been on the rise following recent military gains.
Meanwhile, Syrian Special Forces broke a long siege on the Aleppo Central Prison by foreign-backed militants, gaining access to the army garrison and resupplying it with food and munitions, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.
The Syrian military forces then deployed troops within 200 meters of the prison compound before storming its immediate surroundings. At least 50 militants were killed in the attack. There are nearly 4,000 inmates in the sprawling prison.
Syria has been gripped by a foreign-hatched war since 2011. According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
|Marches ahead of constitutional vote continue across country
May 24, 2014
Provinces, SANA,Syrian people continued Saturday marches in support of presidential elections and Army against terrorism.
People of the areas of al-Furuqlos, al-Hamrat, al-Manzoul, al-Sayed, al-Sabounyeh, al-Hazza, al-Madabe’e, Houlaya, Zaydal, Fairouza, al-Qaratain, Sheen, al-Daboussyeh and Hadeda in Homs took to the streets in support of national stances, presidential elections and Army against foreign-backed terrorists.
The participants stressed their support to holding the presidential elections on time, reiterating their siding by the army in its battle against terrorism, they expressed support to candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad for his ability to preserve the unity of the homeland and defend the country against all enemies.
In Hama, Thousands of persons participated in an event aimed at voicing support to presidential elections and the army.
They stressed that candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad is their option to continue the development and reconstruction process after eliminating terrorism.