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Syrian presidential election will not be delayed-minister

By Reuters | Tue, 8 Apr 2014 07:40 AM
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BEIRUT, April 8 (Reuters) - The Syrian government made clear on Tuesday it had no intention of delaying an election that is likely to give President Bashar al-Assad a third term, regardless of war or politics.

Assad, who is battling a three-year-old rebellion against his rule, has not said whether he will stand in the election due by July, but allies in Russia and Lebanon's Shi'ite movement Hezbollah have ...

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