28 May

Members of the Federal Assembly and the Civic Chamber of Russia visited Syria to observe the presidential elections

On May 24-28, a delegation composed of members of the Federation Council and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation as well as the Civic Chamber of Russia visited Syria to observe the Presidential elections.

The Russian representatives attended several polling stations in Damascus and its suburbs. They also had meetings with Assistant Secretary General of the Baath Arab Socialist Party Hilal Hilal, Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammouda Sabbagh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Syria Faisal Mikdad, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East John X, Grand Mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun.

Russian observers have noted that the polling proceeded in accordance with the international standards, in a free and democratic atmosphere, emphasizing high turnout and enthusiasm of the voters. No serious violations were identified during the presidential elections in Syria.