Assad to face two candidates in Syria presidential vote

AFP , Sunday 4 May 2014

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad (Photo: Reuters)

Syria's constitutional court said Sunday the candidacies of incumbent Bashar al-Assad, widely expected to return to power, and two other hopefuls have been accepted for a June 3 presidential election.

"The supreme constitutional court announces... the acceptance of candidacy bids registered by... Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar, Hassan Abdallah al-Nuri and Bashar Hafez al-Assad," a court official said.

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