Russia sees Syria vote filling legal vacuum pending new constitution

April 13, 2016 10:23 AM

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MOSCOW Syria's parliamentary elections on Wednesday aim to avoid a legal vacuum before early elections are held under a new constitution, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

"The Syrian sides will have to agree on a new constitution, on how they see the structures needed to ensure a steady transition to a new system," Lavrov told a news briefing.

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