According to the Kurdish Hawar News agency, the Constituent Council set August 22 a deadline for communes’ elections and November 3 as a deadline for local administrations’ elections.
The news outlet added that on January 19, 2018 the residents of the Democratic Federation would elect representatives to the regional councils, as well as to the democratic North-Syria peoples conference.
On March 17, 2016, the Syrian Kurds announced the creation of the federal region of Rojava in northern Syria at a conference in the Hasakah province. Since December 2016, it was renamed to North-Syria Democratic Federation. The Syrian government responded by saying that the Kurds’ unilateral decision had no legal power. At the same time, the Syrian Kurds control vast areas in Northern Syria along the Syrian-Turkish border.
Russia has repeatedly called for respect of Syria’s integrity and sovereignty, however adding that the settlement of the ongoing conflict in the Middle Eastern country should include the participation of the Kurds.