Syria approves 14 candidates for presidential election

Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma vote at a polling station in the parliamentary elections in Damascus, Syria, July 19, 2020. [Photo: AP]

Fourteen Syrian candidates have announced their nomination for the presidential elections slated for next month, in addition to current President Bashar Al-Assad, RT reported on Friday.

Until Thursday, the People’s Assembly of Syria had received 12 application for the presidency, as well as the application filed by Al-Assad.

Today, the People’s Assembly of Syria announced that two more applications approved by the Supreme Constitutional Court were received.

According to the Syrian Constitution, a candidate for the presidency must obtain 35 votes in parliament. An MP is allowed to only vote for one nomination.

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