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Syria's Assad says ready to hold presidential elections with people's blessing

MOSCOW - Syrian President Bashar Assad told Russian lawmakers at a meeting in Damascus that he was ready to take part in presidential elections, if the Syrian people support the idea, RIA news agency reported, citing a lawmaker at the meeting.
"Assad said that if the Syrian people consider it necessary, he would not be against taking part in presidential elections," RIA quoted lawmaker Alexander Yushchenko as saying.
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