"These elections are meaningless, and they are a direct and obvious violation of the commitment to the framework defined in the resolution 2254, which talks of a process leading to elections a year and a half from now. These elections have no reason to take place, and he [Bashar Assad] is already announcing anyways that they will be meaningless," Bassma Kodmani said.
According to Kodmani, the future elections lack any form of credibility.
On February 22, Assad issued a decree that set a date of the legislative elections in the country.
The announcement came minutes after Russia and the United States reached an agreement on a ceasefire between Syrian government and rebel forces effective from 22:00 GMT February 26.