Syrians determined to national unity ahead of Presidential elections
With only a week left before the presidential elections are held in Syria, the Syrian people continue to take to the streets and organize activities to express support for this momentous event.
The Trade Union in Hama organized a festival to voice support for the elections and the Syrian Arab Army which is fighting terrorism, affirming their adherence to building the democratic state and strengthening the concepts of citizenship and rule of law.
Participants voiced support for presidential candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad and his political, economic and social projects, saying that he has a clear vision of Syria’s future.
The areas of al-Mukharam, al-Na’em, Dibeen, al-Joubanyeh, al-Houz, al-Qarnyeh, al-Samaqyat, al-Aqrabyeh, Hiet, Sheen and Homs Workers and Journalists Union in Homs witnessed national events in support of the Syrian Arab Army and holding the presidential elections on time.
The participants stressed their adherence to national unity and appreciation of the sacrifices made by the army.
They also voiced support to candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad for his ability to face pressures and confront challenges.
Many events were held in Aleppo Province in which the participants stressed their support to the presidential elections and rejection of terrorism and the countries backing it.
They said the people of Aleppo will participate heavily in the upcoming elections as the elections represent the Syrians’ willingness to preserve the sovereignty of their homeland.
They hailed the efforts made by the Syrian Army in the face of the armed terrorist groups across the country.
People of al-Marqab area and the Lawyers Union in Tartous Province carried out two stands in support of the presidential elections and the Syrian Arab Army.
The participants stressed their support to candidate al-Assad, expressing appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifices made by the Syrian Army in defending the homeland and preserving its unity and sovereignty.
Meanwhile, 250 youths of the National Union for Syria Students in Tartous formed a great picture on the corniche of the coastal city to express their support to candidate Dr. Bashar al-Assad.
The participants stressed that the country is going to achieve victory over terrorism thanks to its citizens, Army and leadership.
They hailed the role of the Army in confronting terrorism to which the country is exposed.
The area of al-Qardaha in Lattakia witnessed a national event in which the participants expressed support to candidate al-Assad and the Syrian army in its operations against terrorism across the country.
The participants said the Syrians are united in facing plots and challenges, adding that the elections embody the will of the Syrians.
They stressed that the Syrians have foiled all plots and conspiracies targeting Syria, adding that Syria, with its army and leadership, will remain firm in the face of all enemies.
The Revolutionary Youth Union in Idleb carried out a stand in the city in support of the elections and the Syrian Army.
The participants stressed that the Syrians have proved their ability to confront and overcome all challenges.
In Deir Ezzor, a rally in support of elections was organized at Euphrates University, with participants expressing their support for the Army and candidate al-Assad, making an oath of fealty to Syria and its people.
On a relevant note, the Damascus branch of the National Union of Iraqi Students organized an oratorical festival at Damascus University on occasion of the upcoming elections and in support of Syria against the conspiracy targeting it.
Participants said the Iraqi people stand alongside their Syrian brethren in the battle against terrorism, asserting that Syria will remain a beacon of knowledge, heroism, courage, and sacrifice.
15,845,575 eligible electors to vote at 9601 stations
Damascus, SANA, Interior Ministry estimated the number of eligible voters who have had their names registered in the electors’ lists at 15,845,575, including those at home and abroad.
In a statement issued late Tuesday, the Ministry noted that 9601 polling stations have been equipped and prepared for casting votes, with 11776 ballot boxes, spread across the provinces.
The Syrians at home can vote at any polling center using their IDs, the statement noted, while the Syrians outside the country can cast their ballots at the Syrian embassies in whose electors’ lists they registered their names.
Voting inside the country is slated for June 3 from 7 am to 7 pm, and in case of a high turnout, balloting would be extended for five more hours by a decision from the Higher Judicial Committee for Elections, according to the statement.
The Ministry concluded its statement by calling upon the Syrian citizens to practice their constitutional right and assume their national responsibility in electing a president for their country.
This participation, it said, would be “an expression of steadfastness in the face of those seeking to tamper with the homeland’s stability and security.”
Interior Minister: All preparations for elections completed
Earlier, Interior Minister Lt. Gen. Mohammad al-Sha’ar met provinces’ Police Commanders and heads of departments at the Ministry, affirming that all the Ministry’s preparations for the upcoming elections have been completed.
During the meeting, al-Sha’ar stressed the need to ensure the security of the upcoming elections and the safe and easy access of voters to voting centers, instructing the Police Commanders to set up operations rooms working 24/7 to supervise security operations for voting centers and addressing complaints.
He said that the upcoming elections symbolize the Syrians’ ability to stand fast in the face of conspiracies and achieve victory, and that it emphasizes Syria’s sovereignty and independent decision-making.