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Assad to run for third term as president

BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad has formally submitted his nomination to seek a third term in office in an election due to be held in early June, the speaker of parliament said on Monday.
Reading out a letter he said was submitted by Assad to the constitutional court, the speaker quoted Assad as saying: "I ... Dr. Bashar Hafez al-Assad ... wish to nominate myself for the post of president of the republic, hoping that parliament will endorse it."
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