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Heavy Turnout as Syrians Flock to Election Centers to Choose President

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Presidential elections kicked off early on Tuesday as Syrians flock to voting centers across the country.

It is Syria’s first multi-candidate election, based on the new Constitution of Syria which was endorsed in 2012.

The interior ministry said that the number of the election centers in all Syrian provinces is 9601, and they include 11776 ballot boxes.

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Three candidates are: Maher Abdel-Hafiz Hajjar, Hassan Abdullah al-Nouri and Bashar al-Assad are competing in the presidential elections after the Supreme Judicial Court accepted their applications to run for the post of president on May 10.

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Al-Manar correspondent across Syria reported high participation in the crucial elections which will decide who will be Syria’s president for the next seven years.

Our correspondent in Damascus said that citizens came early to cast ballots amid tightened security measures.

President and candidate Bashar al-Assad as well as his wife Asmaa also participated in the elections, casting their ballots in one of the polling stations in Damascus.

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In Aleppo, the correspondent reported that there were checkpoints near the elections centers in order to guarantee the safety of the citizens who want to vote. The correspondent also noted that voting centers are in safe areas.

Meanwhile in Qalamoun and Lattakia Syrians flock to election centers, our correspondent said, noting that the participation was high in these provinces.

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President Bashar al-Assad Visits Maaloula on Easter Day

President Bashar Assad, center right, looking at the damaged interior of a monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maaloula  April 20, 2014

President Bashar Assad, center right, looking at the damaged interior of a monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maaloula April 20, 2014

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited the liberated town of Maaloula in Damascus countryside on Easter Day, wishing peace, security and amity to all of the country, state-run SANA news agency repoted.

During his visit to Maloula town, Assad inspected the Monastery of Saints Sergius and Bacchus and checked the damage and destruction caused to the monastery by the terrorist groups.

Syria's President Bashar Assad looking at icons as he visits a monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maaloula which his troops recently recaptured from rebels. April 20, 2014

Syria‘s President Bashar Assad looking at icons as he visits a monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maaloula which his troops recently recaptured from rebels. April 20, 2014

“No one, whatever their terrorism reached, can erase our human and cultural history,” Assad said as he was inspecting Mar Thecla Monastery.

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“Maloula will remain, along with other Syrian human and cultural landmarks, steadfast in face of the obscurantism and barbarianism of all those who are targeting the homeland,” he added.

Maaloula was liberated on Monday after targeting Al-Manar TV crew, leaving three killed and two other wounded.

Four Syrian army soldiers were also killed in the attack.

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Yabroud in Syrian Army’s Hand, Militants Flee

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Syrian Army entered the Syrian town of Yabroud in Qalamoun early on Sunday as the foreign-backed Takfiri militants free the area.

Al-Manar correspondent reported that the Syrian army was totally controling Yabroud city, adding there was great collapse within the ranks of the armed groups fighting the government forces.Yabroud

Our correspondent said the Syrian army was combing the city, noting that huge numbers of militants fled Yabroud to Rankous and Flita following the army’s operation.

He said reported that the Syrian’s army’s eye is now on Rankous and Flita, in addition to few Qalamoun farms.

The recapture of Yabroud comes a day after the Syrian army advanced further in Damascus Countryside from the northern and eastern sides, killing dozens of Takfiri terrorists.

Among the Takfiris killed on Saturday was Abu Azzam al-Kuwaiti, deputy leader of the so-called al-Nusra Front in Qalamoun city, who was leading the latest swap deal between his terrorist group and the Syrian government, which ended in liberating Maloula nuns on March 09, 2014.

via Yabroud in Syrian Army’s Hand, Militants Flee.

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