Syrians have decided Assad should run in elections, says minister

By REUTERS
January 7, 2014 16:33




BEIRUT - Syria's Information Minister said on Tuesday the Syrian people have decided President Bashar Assad should be nominated for another term and would pressure him to stand in elections this year.

The comments were the strongest indication yet that Assad intends to extend his rule and are sure to anger opposition politicians and fighters who have been waging a nearly three-year struggle to end his rule.


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