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Syria to hold presidential election June 3

on April 21, 2014 10:09 AM

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s parliament speaker says the country will hold presidential elections on June 3.

Today’s announcement by the speaker, Mohammed Laham, came just hours after a pair of mortars exploded near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.

President Bashar Assad is likely to seek another seven-year term in office despite an uprising against his rule that is now in its fourth year.

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