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      Archive: 5/7/2012
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        5/7/2012, Iyar 15, 5772

      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.