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Syrians tune up for elections; Assad deemed likely to run

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BEIRUT — Syrian lawmakers Thursday approved revisions to the nation’s electoral law amid mounting indications that President Bashar Assad plans to run for a new, seven-year term.

Assad, whose current mandate ends in July, has frequently hinted that he would seek re-election under the terms of a new constitution approved in 2012. The Syrian parliament has been modifying the nation’s election law in accordance with the new constitution, though no date has yet been set for elections.

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