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Assad to run again for president

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DAMASCUS: The Syrian Supreme Constituti­onal Court has approved three candidates, including incumbent President Bashar Assad, to run in the May 26 presidenti­al election, rejecting all appeals from candidates who were disqualifi­ed, the head of the court, Mohammad Laham, said yesterday.

“The court has studied the appeals, according to the constituti­on, and decided to reject them all on the basis of the absence of any reason for their submission,” Laham said, noting that there were six appeals.

“The Syrian Supreme Constituti­onal Court finally announces the presidenti­al elections, in which the incumbent president and two announced candidates will run,” he added.

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