Syria presidential poll will herald end of crisis: Minister
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi has emphasized that the country’s upcoming presidential poll will herald the end of the foreign-hatched crisis in the Arab nation as the US-led anti-Damascus alliance in Europe and the Middle East continue their bids to arm terrorists to further prolong the insurgency war.
Al-Zoubi added in a Friday interview with Lebanon’s al-Manar TV that the elections will be conducted according to Syria’s constitution and law, and that the greater majority of Syrians inside the country are in areas under the control of the government, and will take part in the presidential election.
He expressed satisfaction over the high turnout of Syrian expatriates who participated in presidential elections and asserted that doors are open for all Syrians that wish to return to their country and the government is prepared to receive and accommodate them.
Al-Zoubi said the foreign-sponsored war on Syria seeks to dismantle the Syrian state and destroy its capabilities and its Arab, regional, and international role, adding that supporters of terrorism do not want President Bashar al-Assad in power since he preserves the Syrian states and strengthens it.
The Syrian Minister further stressed that government institutions and workers are not involved in the election campaigns of any of the candidates in accordance to the rules of the constitution, and that the official media outlets treat all candidates equally.
He said that the state is working hard to keep elections free of any flaw and to make it exemplary, fair, transparent, impartial, and democratic, adding that over 200 media outlets in Syria and 70 TV channels that recently entered Syria are meeting the candidates and interviewing the people in the streets.
Al-Zoubi also warned that foreign-sponsored terrorists may make efforts to disrupt the elections, but Syrians will show that everyone will take part in the poll to send a strong message of rejecting terrorism and the conspiracy against Syria.