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A spokesman for the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said the Syrian Arab Republic stresses that its decision to hold presidential elections on schedule is a purely sovereign Syrian decison that no country is allowed to interfere in.

Syria has hardly announced the door open for candidacy to presidential elections before the countries involved in the ongoing bloodshed in Syria chimed in, clamoring, as usual, about their rejection of the “illegitimate” step, the spokesman said Wednesday.

The spokesman said in a statement to SANA that these countries, which have long claimed to be defending Syrian people, are now trying to stand in the way of their will.

“If these countries, particularly Western states, claim to be championing democracy, freedom and transparency, then they have to listen to what the Syrians have to say and whom they will choose through the ballot boxes’’ added the spokesman.

The spokesman pointed out that opening door for nomination in…

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