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Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

President Bashar al-Assad has not declared his candidacy yet, but he is expected to run - and win. His once-tenuous hold on power has tightened again after a string of regime victories.

By Albert AjiAssociated Press, Diaa HadidAssociated Press / April 21, 2014

Reuters

Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar al-Assad is likely to contest, and win, as the country enters its fourth year of war.