Syrian parliament vote issues postpone release of results

The voting will have to be repeated in five electoral districts

20 July, 16:49

    BEIRUT - The release of the results of the parliamentary elections held Sunday across much of the area under Syrian government control has been postponed to an undefined date. State-controlled news agency SANA reported Monday that the voting had been held in an irregular manner in five of the over 7,000 total districts and that it will have to be repeated on Monday. The irregularities occurred, according to the electoral commission, in the northern part of the city of Aleppo and in Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria.

    Representatives of the electoral commission cited by SANA said that the election results, which were initially expected to be released on Tuesday, will not be able to be released before all voting and vote-counting has finished. Voting was held in 70% of Syrian territory, excluding the areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in the north-eastern part of the country and parts under Turkish influence in the northwest.

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