Syrian parliamentary election, 2007


Syrian parliamentary election, 2007

Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on 22 April 2007. [ [http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=1823&sectionid=3510202 Syria to hold election on April 22] Press TV, Accessed 27 April 2007] The number of seats reserved for the parties in the National Progressive Front was increased to 170 from 167, decreasing the seats for independents to 80 from 83. [ [http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=ia&ID=IA34507 Criticism of the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections in the Official Syrian Press and Among the Syrian Opposition] Middle East Media Research Institute, Accessed 27 April 2007] The election was boycotted by the opposition, who described it as a "farce". [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6596997.stm Ruling Syrian party wins election] BBC News, Accessed 27 April 2007]

Pre-election events

The number of entrants to the parliamentary election race at the deadline reached 9,770, of whom 2,293 were approved, including 158 women. The entrants competed for 250 seats which are divided among the 14 governorates of Syria as follows:

Results

According to results released on 26 April 2007, the National Progressive Front won 169 seats, while independents won the other 81 seats. [ [http://english.people.com.cn/200704/26/eng20070426_370051.html Syria's ruling party wins parliament elections] People's Daily, Accessed 27 April 2007] Turnout was 56.12% of the 11.96 million eligible voters, and 30 female candidates were elected, exactly as many as in 2003. [ [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4751732.html Syria's ruling party wins in vote] Houston Chronicle, Accessed 27 April 2007] Opponents of the government and human rights activists claimed fraud and a turnout of at most 10 per cent. [ [http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=44558 JTW News - Elections in Syria ] ]

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