Registration for Syria's presidential poll closes
Registration for Syria's contentious June 3 presidential vote has been wrapped up with 24 contenders, including incumbent President Bashar al-Assad, according to the Syrian parliament.
Parliament Speaker Jihad al-Laham announced the names of the last seven people who registered their candidature at the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) before the deadline Thursday afternoon, Xinhua reported.
The 10-day registration for the election started April 22, triggering a barrage of criticism by the opposition parties.
Judge Adnan Zuraiq, who heads the SCC, said the applications of the 24 contenders will be studied by the court in accordance with the electoral law and constitution.
Initial results will come out in five days, Zuraiq said.
According to the law, each runner for the elections must secure the backing of 35 parliamentarians of the 254-member parliament, a condition limiting the number of those who would eventually be declared candidates as each lawmaker is permitted to back one candidate only.
Voting inside the country will start June 3, while the overseas Syrians will cast their votes May 28.
Opposition groups inside and outside Syria have criticised the decision to hold the presidential election amid the current civil war in the country.
More than 150,000 people have been killed and one-third of the population displaced in grinding clashes between government troops and armed militant groups.
(Posted on 02-05-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:
TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS: