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Elections Committee Says No Problems Reported at Polls

Voter turnout exceeded expectations
Elections Committee Says No Problems Reported at Polls

The Chairman of the Higher Judicial Committee for Elections, Hisham al-Shaar confirmed on Tuesday that so far no interruptions were reported during the ballots in Syria.


Touring a number of polling stations in Damascus along with the committee members, Shaar pointed to a high voter turnout in the presidential polls, which started early Tuesday, also stressing that no disturbances have been reported.


He noted an apparent increase in the demand for envelops, boxes and ballot papers by some sub-committees due to high turnout and said that the committee is meeting all needs.


Shaar said the committee, along with other sub-committees, will continue inspection fields at stations until polls are closed.


The head of the sub-committee in Latakia, Saleh Wehbi, said in a statement to SANA that the election process in the province has so far been running well at all polling centers. He said all stations have witnessed increased turnout and there have been no problems, as regulatory rules are being complied with.

In the same context, the Higher Judicial Committee told SANA that the turnout in voting centers far exceeded expectations.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer


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