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    Bashar Assad issued a decree on Monday calling for legislative elections in the Arab republic to be held.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree on Monday calling for legislative elections in the Arab republic to be held on April 13 this year.

    “President Assad issued Decree No.63 deciding Wednesday, 04.13.2016 as the date for the election of members to the People’s Council,” the decree published on the Syrian Presidency social media accounts stated.

    The announcement comes minutes after Russia and the United States reached an agreement on a ceasefire between Syrian government and rebel forces effective 22:00 GMT February 26.

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