Russian lawmakers say Syria's Assad is ready for early presidential election

October 25, 2015 11:09 AM

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MOSCOW – Russian lawmakers say Syrian President Bashar Assad is ready to hold parliamentary elections and discuss constitutional changes, and is also prepared to take part in an early presidential election, but only after the "terrorist" forces in Syria are defeated.

The Russians met with Assad in Damascus on Sunday and afterward told Russian state news agencies that they discussed the possibility of new elections.

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