President Bashar al-Assad
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Syria to hold June presidential election

21 April 2014 Last updated at 19:17 BST

The Speaker of the Syrian Parliament has said a presidential election will be held on 3 June, despite the continuation of the three-year-long civil war.

President Bashar al-Assad is expected to seek a third, seven-year term.

The uprising against him has left an estimated 150,000 dead and forced millions from their homes.

Jim Muir reports.

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