Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that he expected to have parliamentary elections conducted in February of 2012 in an interview broadcast by state TV. The solution to the five-month-old crisis in the country is ” political,” al-Assad said, adding that the security situation is better now.
Syria is passing through a transitional stage and there will be a revision of the constitution, he said. He pledged that whoever has committed any crime against any Syrian citizen, whether he was civilian or military, would be held accountable when he is proven to be guilty.
… He said there would be an overall revision of the Syrian constitution, adding that the local administration law would be ready within few days and local administration elections would be held three months following the issuance of the law.
The decision to name a committee for the multi-party law will be issued before Thursday and the media law will be announced before the end of Ramadan, the president said, noting “we will finish reforms on legislative and electoral level and subsequently move to the stage of implementation.”