- Apr 13, 2011
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- Political Leaning
Syria’s electoral officials have announced the results of Wednesday’s parliamentary polls.
The head of the Higher Judicial Committee for Elections announced the names of the candidates who won seats at the People’s Assembly. Hisham al-Shaar said the voter turnout was 57 percent. Syrian voters elected members of the 250-seat parliament out of some 3500 candidates. The elections were held in 7300 polling stations across the government-held regions. Armed opposition groups boycotted the vote and called it illegitimate.
Syria currently held "elections" for their parliament, the "People's Assembly". Recently the results were read and according to the official results the ruling party, the Ba'ath Party, and their front National Progressive Front won. Also its interesting to note that two Armenians were elected and it was the first time ever that an Armenian woman was elected to the People's Assembly.