Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad ran for the presidency. Writes about it Reuters…
It is noted that the Supreme Constitutional Court registered Assad’s request to participate in the elections. Thus, the politician wanted to become president for the third time.
Assad became the sixth candidate to apply. Registration started on April 19. There is also one woman among those registered for the elections.
Elections are scheduled for May 26.
Bashar al-Assad became president of Syria in 2000 and was re-elected in 2014. He “inherited” the position from his father, ex-President Hafez Assad. He died of a heart attack in June 2000, when the country was headed by an advisory committee headed by Abdel Halim Haddam. One of the first decrees, the committee gave Bashar the rank of marshal.
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