Members of the People's Assembly said on Tuesday that holding the presidential election on time proves that the Syrian people have overcome the international terrorist plot against their country.
Earlier in the day, the Head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adnan Zariq, said the court is ready to receive candidates' applications for nomination for the presidency, a day after opening registration, which was declared Monday by Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham.
Candidates can continue to submit applications through Thursday, 1 May, 2014.
MP Mahmoud Diab said that everyone should participate in the event as to block Syria's enemies from spreading their takfiri and terrorist mentality.
MP Ali al-Sheikh noted that the Syrians are the only side to determine who to be the president and who is able to defend the country against all challenges and enemies.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer