Syria: Assad's party wins expected majority in parliamentary polls
13:15, Wednesday, 22 July, 2020
Syria's ruling Baath party and its allies have won a widely expected majority in parliamentary elections that were held across government-controlled areas of the war-torn country, according to the results announced on Tuesday.
President Bashar al-Assad's party and allied candidates, who contested the election under the "National Unity" list, won 177 of the 250 seats in Sunday's vote. Turnout stood at 33%, as compared to 57% in 2016, said Samir Zamreeq, head of the country's electoral commission. Zamreeq also said that any candidate not satisfied with the results "is entitled to submit his complaint within three days" starting Wednesday.