The presidential elections in Syria are scheduled for May 26; the People’s Council of the country decided at an emergency meeting, Free News reports.
“It has been decided that Wednesday, May 26, will be the day of the presidential elections for Syrian citizens who are in Syria,” it was announced after a meeting of the Parliament of the Arab Republic.
It is noted that Syrian citizens living abroad will be able to vote in the country’s embassies on May 20.
Candidates for the highest state post will be registered within ten days, starting from Monday, April 19.
The current President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, assumed the duties of the head of state on July 16, 2014. According to the country’s constitution, the President has the right to hold office for two consecutive terms of seven years.