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Anas Zarzar and Tamam Abdallah


Syrian Parliamentary Elections: Cynicism Wins The Day

[Image from Wikimedia Commons.]

Syria’s parliamentary elections are being met with cynicism on the streets of Damascus despite being billed as the first multi-party elections the country has seen in decades. Damascus – The streets of Damascus are covered with pictures of candidates running in the May 7 parliamentary elections. Alongside the images, there are political slogans that many say are out of date and no longer express a coherent agenda. The area east of Jisr al-Thawra near Martyr’s Square — or ...

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