Syria elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Syria elections


Syria postpones election for second time over virus

May 07, 2020 - 7:38 PM

The vote will be pushed back to July 19 from the scheduled date of May 20 as 'part of preventive measures' to combat the virus

COVID-19 IN SYRIA. A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on MAY 4, 2020 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C) meeting with members of the government team tasked with handling the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the capital Damascus. AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA

Assad party wins expected majority in Syria parliamentary vote

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:05 AM

The elections are labeled a farce by the Syrian opposition and the United Nations does not recognize it

epa05256565 A handout picture made available by Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrian President Bashar Assad (C-R) casting his ballot paper as his wife Asmaa (C-L) looks on at a polling station in Damascus, Syria, 13 April 2016. Polling stations opened 13 April in Syria as votes are cast on 250 seats in parliament amid a ceasefire in the country, according to state television. Around 3,450 candidates are competing in the elections, with votes being cast in 7,191 polling stations. The elections are being held in government-controlled areas in every province except Al Raqa and Idlib. EPA/SANA HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Parliamentary polls open in regime-controlled parts of Syria

Apr 13, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Polls open in areas of war torn Syria controlled by President Bashar al Assad for a parliamentary vote dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate

CAMPAIGN SEASON. A general view shows campaign posters for the upcoming parliamentary election plastered along a street in Damascus on April 2, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP

Syria parliamentary election campaign on war footing

Apr 04, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The war is dominating the campaign for the April 13 vote which will see nearly 12 000 candidates vying for seats in Syria s 250 seat legislature

CAMPAIGN SEASON. A general view shows campaign posters for the upcoming parliamentary election plastered along a street in Damascus on April 2, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP

Syria's Assad says willing to hold early presidential vote

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:55 AM

UPDATED Is there popular will to hold early presidential elections? If there is I don t have a problem with it says Assad

UN calls for Syria elections in 18 months

Mar 11, 2016 - 7:59 PM

UPDATED A plan agreed by world powers last year called for 6 months of negotiations followed by a transitional government a new constitution and elections within 18 months

CIVIL WAR. Syrians inspect damages following an airstrike by forces loyal to the Syrian government in the rebel-held area of Douma, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, January 27, 2016. Photo by Mohammed Badra/EPA

Assad renames Halqi as Syria prime minister

Aug 10, 2014 - 8:10 PM

The appointment comes 3 weeks after Bashar al Assad was inaugurated a 3rd term following an election denounced as a farce by exiled opposition

Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls

Jun 05, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Bashar al Assad takes the presidential win with 88 7 of the vote and a host of detractors calling the election a farce

BLOOD ELECTIONS. Protesters hold flags and placards during a demonstration to protest against the Syrian presidential elections, in Brussels, Belgium, 03 June 2014. Julien Warnand/EPA

Toll from Syria rebel attack on Daraa rally up to 37 – NGO

May 24, 2014 - 4:25 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which had initially reported a death toll of 21 says the attack also wounded dozens

21 killed as Syria rebels shell Assad poll rally

May 23, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Pro government militiamen are among those killed in the mortar attack reportedly carried out by an Islamist rebel brigade says a monitoring group

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Deal for Syria rebels to withdraw from Homs bastion

May 03, 2014 - 8:26 AM

The agreement comes after government forces began an assault against the few remaining rebel held areas in the city last month

WITHDRAW FROM HOMS. Syrian policemen and citizens inspect the damage at the site of a car bomb explosion in the Abbasid neighborhood, Homs province, Syria, April 29, 2014. Photo by STR/EPA

24 Syrians register to run in presidential election

May 01, 2014 - 10:12 PM

A maximum of three candidates are expected to figure on the final list

Dozens killed in Syria, watchdog to probe chlorine claims

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:18 PM

The regime and rebels have blamed each other for using chlorine in at least one attack

ALMOST THERE. Syria's chemical weapons are due to be destroyed by June 30. A majority of storage and productions sites are now closed, according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical and the United Nations. File photo by Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Syria's Assad to run again for president

Apr 28, 2014 - 11:22 PM

Despite being Syria s first multi candidate presidential election it has already been criticized by the opposition and much of the international community as a farce

File photo by Joseph Eid/AFP