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Syria Holds Parliamentary Elections Amid Violence

Against opposition claims of five dead in fighting on Sunday, polls opened Monday in what the government of President Bashar Al-Assad called the first multiparty parliamentary elections in five decades.

The opposition says the elections are a farce and are calling on people to stay away.

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