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Syria declares end to presidential campaign scorned by opposition
Syria declares end to presidential campaign scorned by opposition

The Syrian government issued a moratorium on campaign activity Monday, a day before the country is to hold a much-derided presidential election. Syrian state news reported that the High Judicial Commission for Elections had declared an end to the three-week electoral campaign. Voting is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in an election that many have dismissed as a farce but which the government insists is the solution to Syria's three-year civil war. "This is a real opportunity for all Syrians to express their will ... in selecting their candidate for president," Information Minister Umran Zoubi said in an interview on state television Sunday. He insisted that most...

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