2020 Syrian parliamentary election

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2020 Syrian parliamentary election

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All 250 seats to the Parliament of Syria
126 seats are needed for a majority
  First party
  Bashar al Assad.jpg
Leader Bashar Al-Assad
Party Ba'ath Party
Alliance National Progressive Front
Last election 200

Speaker before election

Hammouda Sabbagh
Ba'ath Party

Elected Speaker

TBD

Parliamentary elections were scheduled to be held in Syria on 13 April 2020 to elect members of the People's Council of Syria. However, on 14 March they were postponed to 20 May due to the coronavirus pandemic.[1] On 7 May, it was decided to postpone the elections until 19 July.[2] Syria's parliamentary elections occur every four years, with the last held in 2016.

Background[edit]

The previous parliamentary election was held on 13 April 2016, although its results were not recognized by the United Nations.[3] On 3 March 2020, President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree setting the date of the election to 13 April 2020. The decree stipulated that 127 of the 250 members of the People's Council were to be workers and farmers, while 123 were to be from other segments of the population. All were to be elected from 15 multi-member constituencies.[4] The announcement came amid a government offensive on Idlib Governorate, the last province mainly controlled by the Syrian opposition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Syria elections postponed over coronavirus". news.yahoo.com. 14 March 2020.
  2. ^ Press, The Associated (7 May 2020). "For 2nd Time, Syrian Elections Delayed Over Coronavirus" – via NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ agencies, The New Arab &. "Damascus announces parliamentary polls on 13 April". alaraby. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  4. ^ al-Sabbagh, Hazem (3 March 2020). "President al-Assad issues decree setting date of parliamentary elections". Syrian Arab News Agency. Retrieved 3 March 2020.