Within an atmosphere of democracy and mass popular participation that reflected the Syrian citizens’ commitment to practice their electoral right with a free will to elect whom they see more fit and qualified to represent them at Local Administration Councils, the Syrians cast their votes to select their representatives who competed for 17588 seats in different Syria cities.
Judge Nazir Kheir Allah, Head of the Elections’ Sub-Committee in Damascus said in a statement to SANA that the voting process was run within an atmosphere of democracy and transparency, adding “The committee is permanently sitting at the Palace Justice till the final announcement of the results.” He underlined that the electoral process has been run successfully without any breaches, saying that the Committee has provided all facilitations needed to make the election process a success.
Judge Nazir Khei Allah said that the committee decided to extend the voting period till 12:00 midnight to enable citizens to participate in the electoral process in order to choose their representatives to the local councils in the governorate.
Earlier,Syrians all over the country flocked to elections polls at 7:00 o’clock local time (5:00 am GMT) Monday to elect their representatives to the Local Administration Councils (LAC).
LAC elections, in the framework of the ongoing process of building institutions, promoting democracy and achieving the comprehensive reform process led by President Bashar al-Assad, are in implementation of the new Local Administration Law- Decree No. 107- issued by President Bashar al-Assad last August .