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Damascus, (SANA) Members of the People’s Assembly stressed Tuesday that holding the presidential election on time proves that the Syrian people have overcome the international terrorist plot against their country.

Earlier on the day, Head of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adnan Zreiq said the Court is ready to receive candidacy applications for presidency starting off today, a day following opening registration which was declared Monday by Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham.

Candidates can continue to submit applications through Thursday, 1 May, 2014.

MP Mahmoud Diab said that everyone should participate in the event as to block Syria’s enemies from spreading their takfiri and terrorist mentality.

MP Ali al-Sheikh noted that the Syrians are the only side to determine who to be the president and who is able to defend the country against all challenges and enemies.

MP Hammad al-Saud pointed out that the Syrian people is living a historic moment to elect the person to represent their ambitions and aspirations.

MP Iman Babili said that practicing the electoral right is a national task that needs rationality and wisdom.

MP Maher Qawarma highlighted that holding the elections on time indicates the strength of the Syrian state and its ability to confront all external challenges.

MP Iskander Jarada said that the upcoming presidential election is the reaction of the Syrian people towards the plot, adding that the destiny of Syria and the region will be determined through these elections.

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Constitutional Court ready to receive presidential candidacy applications

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Damascus, (SANA) Chief of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adnan Zreiq said the Court is ready to receive candidacy applications for presidency starting off today, a day following opening registration, based on General Elections Law no. 5.

Registration for presidential candidates was declared open Monday by Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, during a session that was attended by Prime Minister, ministers and representatives of local, Arab and foreign media.

Candidates can continue to submit applications through Thursday, 1 May, 2014.

According to Article 30 of the law, a presidential candidate must be at least 40 years of age and of the Syrian Arab nationality through both parents and not married to a non-Syrian.

A candidate who has not lived in Syria for at least 10 years uninterruptedly and who holds another nationality besides the Syrian one is not eligible.

A candidacy application will be dismissed if the applicant could not manage to get a written approval for running from at least 35 members of the People’s Assembly, who are not allowed to give approval to more than one candidate.

The Supreme Constitutional Court is in charge of monitoring the electoral process and regulating its procedures, according to Article 34.

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