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  4/27/2014, Nissan 27, 5774

Syria Insists Presidential Elections are 'Democratic'

As candidates begin to announce campaigns against Syrian President Bashar Assad, Syria insists that the upcoming elections will express the will of the people.

"The Syrian presidency... maintains an equal distance from all candidates in order that Syrians can choose their... president freely and transparently," Assad maintained, in a statement translated by AFP.