Among them is Bashar al-Assad

Accepting the applications of 3 candidates for the Syrian presidential elections

A sign in support of Assad in a street in Damascus.


The President of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Syria, Muhammad Jihad al-Lahham, announced the acceptance of the applications of three candidates for the presidential elections that are taking place during the current month, and al-Lahham said, in a press conference held in Damascus yesterday, that “the Supreme Constitutional Court issues its decision by announcing the final list of candidates for the position The President of the Republic, they are Abdullah Salloum Abdullah, Bashar Hafez al-Assad, and Mahmoud Ahmad Marei ».

He pointed out that the court set the election campaign for the candidates from the 16th to the 24th of this month, and that the 25th of May is set as a day of electoral silence.

Al-Lahham added that the Supreme Constitutional Court "rejected the six grievance requests that were received by the court from the candidates for the post of President of the Republic, as it did not submit any new documents or documents to support its argument."

After the President of the Supreme Constitutional Court announced that he will compete in the elections to be held on May 20 and 26, the ruling Baath Party’s candidate, Bashar al-Assad, the candidate Abdullah Abdullah, representing the parties allied with the Ba’ath Party, and Mahmoud Mar’i for the unlicensed domestic opposition parties.

According to the decision of the Syrian People’s Council, it has set May 20 for the Syrian elections outside Syria, and the 26th of the same month as the date for holding the presidential elections inside the Syrian territories.

Fifty-one candidates, including seven women, ran for the elections, the largest number of candidates in the history of Syria.

Abdullah Salloum (born in 1956) belongs to the Governorate of Aleppo. He is from the Socialist Unionists Party, one of the parties allied with the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, a member of the Syrian Parliament for two previous sessions and a Minister of State from 2016 to 2020, while the candidate is Mahmoud Mari (born 1957), who is from the countryside. Damascus is the President of the Council of the Arab Organization for Human Rights and Secretary-General of the National Front in Syria, as for Bashar al-Assad, he was born in 1965, and was elected to the post of President of the Republic in 2001, 2007 and 2014.

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