The Supreme Constitutional Court announced Monday that three candidacy applications for running president are accepted and the rest are rejected for not meeting the constitutional and legal conditions.
Head of the Court Mohammad Jihad al-Lahham said, in a press conference, that the Court decided in its initial declaration to accept the candidacy applications of Abdullah Salloum Abdullah, Bashar Hafez al-Assad and Mahmoud Ahmad Mar’ai to run for president and to reject the rest applications for not meeting the constitutional and legal conditions.
The Court has legally studied each application along with the attached documents and issued an individual decision regarding each one and unanimously decided in its initial declaration issued by the Supreme Constitutional Court no. 55 on Monday 3/5/2021 / to accept the candidacy applications of Abdullah Salloum Abdullah, Bashar Hafez al-Assad and Mahmoud Ahmad Mar’ai for the post of President, al-Lahham added.
The Court also decided to reject the rest of applications for not meeting the constitutional and legal conditions.
Al-Lahham said that the Court has made its decision after it has reviewed the Constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic, the Supreme Constitutional Court no. 7 for 2014, the popular Elections Law no. 5 for the year 2014 and its amendments and executive instructions and upon the invitation of the Speaker of the People’s Assembly on Monday in 18/4/2021 in which he determined the date of the presidential elections as the candidacy application started to be submitted on Monday in 19/4/2021 and the submission was ended at 15:00 p.m on Wednesday in 28/4/2021.
Al-Lahham pointed out that those whose applications were rejected have the right to appeal to the Court within three days starting from Tuesday morning on May 4.
The decision is a preliminary declaration, but not final , al-Lahham said, asserting that it doesn’t authorize those whose applications were accepted by the court to undertake the election campaign, calling for the necessity of not starting any electoral activity before the court issues its decision on the final declaration on the names of the candidates whose candidacy applications were accepted and to make a decision regarding the appeals.