20-06-2021 11:03 PM Jerusalem Timing

11 Hopefuls Have Run for Presidential Elections in Syria

11 Hopefuls Have Run for Presidential Elections in Syria

Four more presidential candidates submitted Tuesday applications to the Supreme Constitutional Court announcing that they will be running for president, raising the total number of candidates to 11 so far.

Four more presidential candidates submitted Tuesday applications to the Supreme Constitutional Court announcing that they wSyriaill be running for president, raising the total number of candidates to 11 so far.

The four new candidates are:

-Ali Mohammad Wannous, born in Homs in 1973.-Azza Mohammad Wajih al-Hallaq, born in Damascus in 1962.-Talie Saleh Nasser, born in Kafrin in 1967.-Samih Mikhael Mousa, born in Btaiha in 1963.

Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said during a session that the Assembly received notifications from the Constitutional Court on candidacy announcement by Wannous, Talie, Nasser, and Moussa, in addition to Ezza Mohammad Wajih al-Hallaq, the second female candidate.

The new candidates are to wait for getting written approvals from at least 35 MPs each in order for their applications not to be dismissed.

The Constitutional Court has already received candidacy applications from Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar, Hassan al-Nouri, Sawsan Haddad, Samir Moalla, Mohammad Firas Rajjouh, Abdulsalam Salameh and Bashar Hafez al-Assad.

The deadline for receiving applications ends on May 1.

Meanwhile, members of the People's Assembly continued to submit written approval for their candidate in the presidential elections.

A number of Assembly Members made statements following the submission of approvals, underlining the importance of this constitutional event as it constitutes a step towards true democracy and political pluralism.