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    Syrians go to polls in 1st local elections for 7 years of war



    Syrians are electing their local councils during first municipal elections since the start of the lingering seven-year war. Polls have opened on Sunday shortly after an overnight airstrike hit Damascus airport.
    As many as 6,551 polling stations opened on Sunday morning with Syrians invited to vote for their representatives in local councils, state news agency SANA reported. It said over 40,000 candidates are contesting 18,478 seats. Polls will be closed at 7.00pm local time, and authorities have said they took all necessary precautions to keep the ballot boxes safe and secure.


    https://www.rt.com/news/438560-syria...elections-war/

    Now don't tell me that 'we're' going to interfere with their democratic elections ! How about a few Izraeli missile attacks to keep the pot boiling ? Haw, haw.........haw.

    Yanqui- go home- and take your terrorists and white helmets with you.
    Prosemitism is racist.

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    oday’s local elections, the first to be held since the conflict broke out in 2011, comes amid continued violence in various parts of the war-ravaged country. On Saturday night, an airstrike – purportedly carried out by Israeli jets – hit Damascus international airport causing several explosions.

    Worrying news also come from Idlib, where the Syrian army braces for its major offensive on the militants-held stronghold. Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed chlorine-filled canisters were delivered by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters to stage a false flag attack that would be used to accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against its people.

    Nevertheless, efforts to bring lasting peace to Syria still carry on. Recently, Russia, Turkey and Iran have called on all armed groups in Idlib and beyond to lay down arms and seek a peaceful transition in the country. Leaders of the three nations had previously met in Astana in May, where they agreed to push for negotiations between its government and opposition groups, which agree to cease hostilities.

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    More than five million refugees and six million internally displaced people will not be able to cast their ballots.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/...103650940.html
    Nevertheless, the elections are valid and welcome.
    The process re-establishes a sense of security for the demos and invites refugees and the displaced to return and strengthen it.

    Also it really pisses-off the US/Izraeli subversives and their gun-runners. The Syrians, Russians, Iraqis, Iranians, Palestinians and Lebanese will take great comfort from it. Maybe even the Turks.
    Prosemitism is racist.

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    C'mon it's democracy. Doesn't that make you..er......happy ?
    Prosemitism is racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon View Post
    C'mon it's democracy. Doesn't that make you..er......happy ?
    Any word on what's happening with the Northern Federation?

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    do the refugees get to vote by absentee ballot?.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon View Post
    Nevertheless, the elections are valid and welcome.
    The process re-establishes a sense of security for the demos and invites refugees and the displaced to return and strengthen it.

    Also it really pisses-off the US/Izraeli subversives and their gun-runners. The Syrians, Russians, Iraqis, Iranians, Palestinians and Lebanese will take great comfort from it. Maybe even the Turks.
    Are there any candidates other than Assad?

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    C'mon kudzu- your bias is blinding you. It's LOCAL elections.
    Prosemitism is racist.

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