Syria's Assad calls parliamentary election for April 13 - statement

by Reuters
Monday, 22 February 2016 20:16 GMT

BEIRUT, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called a parliamentary election for April 13, according to a statement issued by the presidency on Monday.

Syria's last parliamentary election was in 2012 and they are held every four years. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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