Parliamentary Polls Open in Syria


Syrians are heading to the polling stations to vote in the Arab country’s parliamentary elections.

According to Tasnim dispatches, as the polls opened at 7:00 am (local time) across the country long queues formed in the capital Damascus.

The elections are scheduled to close at 7:00 pm (local time), but voting could be extended if required.

Syrian media also reported high turnout elsewhere in the country, where 14 million people are eligible to vote.

Nearly 7,200 polling stations have been provided across the crisis-hit country and as many as 3, 500 candidates, including women, are competing for a place in the 250-seat parliament.

Syrian candidates stopped their political campaigning on Tuesday one day before the elections.

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