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May 8, 2012 6:00 am

Syria Holds Parliamentary Elections, Opposition Calls for Boycott

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.

BBC – In Syria, parliamentary elections have been taking place, a sign that reform is happening according to the Assad government.

But while the elections are the first for 40 years in which the ruling Baath party is not guaranteed a majority, opposition parties have dismissed them as a sham and have called for a boycott.

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