The number of rejected candidates is very high, amounting to 20% of the applications. Although the announcement of the number was not accompanied by an explanation of the reasons, the information obtained by Snack Syrian indicates that most of the applications were rejected due to “the failure to obtain the needed papers.”
The failure of candidates to complete their papers reflects their lack of seriousness to run, or they don’t know the required paperwork. Either way, this doesn’t bode well. “It shows a lack of care and knowledge.”
The final number of candidates is 57,354, which means that each of the 19,000 contested seats has three candidates on average. However, this is a general rate that does not necessarily apply to all districts. There are rural districts that have registered candidates with one or two seats. Thus, the criterion of 3 candidates per seat does not apply to all of Syria.
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