As­sad Holds Parl Elec­tion as Peace Talks Re­sume

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Da­m­as­cus: Syr­i­ans voted in a par­lia­men­tary elec­tion in govern­ment-held ar­eas of the country on Wed­nes­day in what they called a show of sup­port for Pres­i­dent Bashar al-As­sad while his op­po­nents and western pow­ers de­nounced the poll as il­le­git­i­mate.The elec­tion went ahead in­de­pen­dently of a UN-led peace process aimed at end­ing the fiveyear-long war. Reuters

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