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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Assad Agrees to Snap Elections
by Stephen Lendman
He agreed to them earlier and again now, parliamentary and presidential ones, despite his overwhelming June 2014 reelection, a process independent monitors called open, free and fair.
Russian Communist party MP Alexander Yushchenko is visiting Syria "as part of a delegation of Russian parliamentarians with a humanitarian mission," bringing food and medicines for children, according to Tass.
Assad expressed willingness to hold snap elections with "all political forces that want Syria's prosperity," as well as consider constitutional changes, said Yushchenko – "after the victory over terrorism on the territory of Syria and the country's liberation," Assad explained.
"(T)he struggle against terrorism will lay the basis for a new and fair world based on sovereignty and cooperation," he stressed.
Yushchenko said Russian delegates "expressed the pos
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