Bashar al-Assad says he is ready to hold elections in Syria ‘if the people want it’
Samuel Osborne – THE INDEPENDENT UK 31 3. 2016 – Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Russia’s RIA news agency, in Damascus, Syria on March 30, 2016 Reuters
President Bashar al-Assad has said he is ready to hold early presidential elections if the Syrian people wanted it.President Assad previously said “opposition forces” could form part of a new government, which would be agreed at peace talks in Geneva.
He told RIA he expected it to consist of “independent forces, opposition forces and forces loyal to the state”.However, the opposition insists Mr Assad must step down. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syria-bashar-al-assad-elections-syrian-president-if-people-want-it-a6961296.html