General election called for 13th April
President Bashar al-Assad has called a general election for Wednesday 13th April 2016. How this election will work when most of Syria is involved in a civil war has yet to be outlined.
The formal notice as published on the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) website is as follows:
“President al-Assad issues decree No. 63 which sets April 13th, 2016 as a date for electing members of the People’s Assembly
22 February، 2016
Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad issued on Monday decree No. 63 which sets Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 as a date for electing members of the People’s Assembly for the 2nd legislative term.
The total number of the members is 250 which include different sectors of labors, peasants and other spectrums of the Syrian people distributed as the following seats:
Damascus 29,Damascus countryside 19, Aleppo 20, Aleppo countryside 32, Homs 23, Hama 22, Lattakia 17, Idleb 18, Tartous 13, Raqqa 8, Deir Ezzor 14, Hasaka 14, Daraa 10, Sweida 6 and Quneitra 5.”