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Syrians Start Voting in First Local Elections Since 2011

2018/09/16 | 16:45

(Iraq Now News)- Syrians have begun voting in the country‘s first local elections since 2011 in a sign of returning security and normalcy after years of fighting with foreign-backed militants. 

Polling stations opened at 7:00 a.m.

local time (0400 GMT) on Sunday and will close at 7:00 p.m.

local time (1600 GMT).

More than 40,000 candidates are vying for 18,478 seats across all provinces, Syria‘s official SANA news agency reported. 

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