Syrian president calls for parliamentary vote in May

By REUTERS
March 13, 2012 14:34

DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar Assad, facing a one-year revolt against his rule, set parliamentary elections under the country's new constitution for May 7, the Syrian parliament's website said.

A constitution which allows for political pluralism was approved by referendum in February. But those who have joined the uprising against Assad say the new constitution is illegitimate and insist the president must give up power.


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