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Syria's Assad calls parliamentary election for April 13: statement

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais in Damascus, in this handout picture provided by SANA on February 20, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called a parliamentary election for April 13, according to a statement issued by the presidency on Monday.

Syria’s last parliamentary election was in 2012 and they are held every four years.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

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