Rojava Cantons Boycott the Syrian Elections

April 13, 2016
QAMISHLO – ANF

The Public Assembly elections in Syria are being held today. The zones within the Democratic Autonomy Administration of Rojava, West Kurdistan don’t participate in the elections.

In a written statement by the Democratic Autonomy Administration, Efrin, Kobanê and Cizir cantons announced yesterday that the autonomy zones would not participate in the elections.

Following the declaration of the coordination, Rojava Security Forces increased security measures in autonomy zones, especially Qamishlo and Hesekê, to stop the Syrian regime from setting up ballots.

Security forces have increased patrols and prevented the regime-affiliated Dîfaa El-Wetenî from setting up ballots in the autonomy zones.

Democratic Syria Assembly: The Syrian election is illegitimate

QAMISHLO – ANF

Democratic Syria Assembly Presidency Council issued a written statement on the Syrian Parliamentarian Election to be held on April 13. The Assembly highlighted the ongoing attacks on Şêx Meqsûd neighborhood of Aleppo and said that a change that benefits peoples has not yet come to Syria as the crisis in the country enters its 6th year. The assembly noted that the intervention of foreign powers deepens the crisis every day, and both sides of the conflict continue their chauvinist policies as Riyad and Geneva-based groups prepare for the upcoming parliamentarian election in Syria. The Assembly stated that the Syrian regime aims to legitimize its ruling through this election and insists on solutionlessness regarding the ongoing crisis in the country.

Democratic Syria Assembly announced that the upcoming election would not be legitimate and called upon peoples to boycott the election. The Assembly also called upon the international public to act in order to stop the illegitimate election and stated that solution in Syria could be reached if true representatives participated in the Geneva process.

Lastly, the Assembly condemned the ongoing attacks and massacres in Şêx Meqsûd, and called upon the ISSG ceasefire task force of the UN Security Council to fulfill their moral duties and break the silence concerning the massacres in the Kurdish Şêx Meqsûd neighborhood of Aleppo.