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Syria adopts law on multiparty system

Arab World Materials 25 July 2011 16:06
The Syrian government has adopted a law on use of multiparty system in the country, Syrian agency Sana reported.
Syria adopts law on multiparty system

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 25 / Trend /

The Syrian government has adopted a law on use of multiparty system in the country, Syrian agency Sana reported.

The document describes rules for financing and registration of parties. All of them, according to local authorities, meet the basic democratic requirements.

According to the law, the parties can not be created on a religious basis and can not be subsidiaries of foreign political organizations.

Syria has been covered by mass protests more than three and a half months. They began in mid-March in Dera'a in the country's south, and then spread to other regions. According to the Syrian human rights defenders, more than 1,350 people were killed in clashes with security forces during this time.

According to official data, 340 soldiers and members of security forces were killed since the events as a result of actions of "armed terrorist elements," which the Syrian authorities blamed for the violence in the country.

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