The General Elections Act-Act 5 In 2014

Original Language Title: قانون الانتخابات العامة - القانون 5 لعام 2014

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Act 5 of 2014 general election law the President of the Republic based on the Constitution, approved by Parliament at its meeting dated 16-05-1435 h 2014-03-17, issued: chapter I definitions and goals and electoral rights article 1 the following expressions mean in application of the provisions of this law explained: law: general election law.

Election: voters exercise their right to elect the President of the Republic and his representatives in the Parliament and local administrative councils.

Referendum: the opinion of the electorate when you refer a matter of supreme national interest in accordance with the provisions of article 116 of the Constitution.

HEC: higher judicial Commission for elections.

Sub Committee: Judiciary Committee that operates under the supervision of the Supreme Committee for elections.

Nominating Committee: Judiciary Committee which will decide on the legality of applications.

Election Committee: the Committee elected in electoral status.

Electoral status: the place where voter electoral rights in choosing their representatives or express his opinion on the referendum and the Election Commission begins its work.

Constituency: the geographical space which houses the electorate, and allotted a set number of seats.

Administrative head: Governor or District Director or Manager.

Voter: every citizen enjoys the rights.

Voter: all voters exercised their right to vote or referendum.

Candidate: every citizen wants to run for President of the Republic, or people's Council, or local management boards.

Electoral domicile: place the voter or candidate civil limitation.

: Everyone who works in a public or private sector, or common, remunerated or affiliated to organise labour does not have a record commercially or industrially.

Farmer: all of working the land alone, or in combination with others, or affiliated to agricultural management and agriculture both plant and animal basic livelihood and has no commercial or industrial record except for agricultural production.

Article 2 the purpose of this Act is to: regulate the election of the President of the Republic.

Regulating the election of members of Parliament.

Electing Board members.

Organizing the referendum.

Guarantee the right of voters to choose their representatives freely, and the integrity and impartiality of the electoral processes and the right candidates in the control and punishment of abusers of their own.

Electoral finance controls and regulated.

Regulating electioneering.

Article 3 election and referendum every citizen has a right and a duty, whenever the conditions set forth in this code of practice, regardless of religion or opinion or political affiliation.

Exercise the right to vote or referendum, and secret suffrage, direct, free, equal and individual and may not exercise this right.

Article 4 right of election or referendum every citizen of 18 years of age, unless deprived of this right or suspended in accordance with the provisions of this law.

Article 5 is denied the right to vote or referendum: interdicted for the duration of the stone.

With mental illness affecting eligibility for the duration of his illness.

Sentenced to a felony or misdemeanor, or outrageous breach of public confidence, under contract, unless as a mechanism in accordance with the law, and determines the heinous misdemeanors and against the public trust by the Minister of Justice.

Article 6 suspends the right to vote and stand for Parliament or local management boards for military army and internal security forces for their service.

Article 7 voter may blind and other people with disabilities, who cannot prove their views of themselves on a paper election to entrust to bring with them in front of the Election Commission to take the view that their voting paper, or to show opinion orally, so that the Election Committee members listened to them, and in case the acting Committee Chairman prove record.

Chapter II the Supreme Judiciary Committee for elections and its article 8 constitutes a judicial Committee called «top electoral judicial Commission based in Damascus, the administration of elections and the referendum, and complete control of the election and local governing bodies, and to take all necessary action to ensure freedom, integrity and impartiality, practice and enjoy independence in their work.

The Committee consists of seven members nominated by the Supreme Judicial Council of advisers to the Court of Cassation, just in case, and issued a decree formed, determine the emoluments for its members.

The Committee members are non-negotiable, if vacated the place one of its members for any reason solution instead of senior judges.

The Committee exercises its functions and powers in full independence and impartiality and transparency, and prohibits any interference in its affairs and its functions or to limit its powers.

Article 9 term of four years from the date of the Decree, non-renewable.

The Committee is headed by the senior judge from among its members, and advocates and legal meetings shall be the presence of a majority of its members, and the members of the Committee shall have equal rights in the debate and the vote, the Commission shall take its decisions by a majority of those present, and in case of a tie which is likely the side Chair.

In the absence of Chairman designee senior member of its members.

All ministries and other public bodies and others that work with the Election Committee's decisions.

To the right of the Commission see fit with experience to accomplish its tasks.

Article 10 the highest judicial Commission: work on the proper application of the provisions of this law.

Managing the process of electing the President of the Republic under the supervision of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Full supervision on elections of members of Parliament and local administrative councils, and organize all the necessary measures to guarantee the freedom and safety of practice and fair, transparent and monitored.

Overall supervision of the referendum process, and organize all its actions.

Nomination of members of the subcommittees, select Headquarters, oversee their work.

Nomination of members of committees of nomination for elections and local administrative councils, and fixing their headquarters, oversee their work.

General supervision of the count of election results.

Announcement of the final results of the elections.

Article 11


Triple judicial Subcommittee constitutes the decision of the Supreme Judiciary Committee in each province when an election or referendum any benefit level appeal judges, headed by a senior judge, and may form more than one Committee in the province.

Your resolution naming three reserve judges to rank themselves solve any of them to replace Judge Subcommittee inherent in his absence.

Define Supreme Judiciary Committee subcommittees rewards.

Sub committees is committed to the decisions of the Supreme Judiciary Committee, working under their supervision, in accordance with its instructions.

To the right of the Commission see fit with experience to accomplish its tasks.

Article 12 sub committees: select polling stations at least seven days before the day of the election or referendum in coordination with the administrative head. Direct supervision of the work of nomination committees concerning elections and local administrative councils, and committees of electoral centres. Acceptance of the withdrawal of candidate for elections and local administrative councils.

Give the approved textbooks that enables agents of candidates to follow the electoral process and control.

Supervise counting election results from polling stations in the constituency.

Appeals submitted to it concerning the decisions of the committees running the polling station committees.

The Subcommittee may when necessary to cancel or transfer the electoral centre and reelection for this Centre at the place determined by the Committee.

Overseeing the recount of the contested funds in the presence of the candidates or their agents, or the media, a record. Final results for the election of local governing bodies.

Article 13 judicial nomination Commission is a trilogy of elections and local administrative councils decision of Supreme Committee in each electoral district, a senior judge judges chaired beginning and may form more than one Committee in a single constituency.

Triple judicial nomination Commission for local boards of elections by the Supreme Committee in each province, a senior judge judges chaired beginning and may form more than one Committee in the province.

Your resolution naming three reserve judges to rank themselves solve any of them inherent in the Nomination Committee replacing judge in his absence.

The Supreme Judiciary Committee determines Awards nomination committees.

Committed to nominating committees decisions the Supreme Judiciary Committee and subcommittees and working under its supervision.

Article 14 the Committee nomination for elections and local administrative councils: legal examination of applications and decision within five days from the date of registration of the request, the request is acceptable in this period ended without a decision. Make sure the sector to which it belongs.

Announcement of decided to accept the nomination in accordance with the sequence of letters for each sector at its headquarters.

Article 15 constituted a three-member Election Committee by decision of the Governor, in all polling stations of civilian employees in the State, to manage the election Center, called her boss in your decision.

Members of polling station committees before commencing work Subcommittee Chairman sworn in his constituency in accordance with the following formula: «I swear by Allah the Almighty to do my job with honesty and integrity and impartiality and neutrality.

If you missed one of the members of the Commission on the status of election posted her boss instead of the voters present after that appeal to him the oath provided for in paragraph (b) of this article.

If you missed the Committee Chairman or absent the entire election Commission is appointed Chairman of the Committee or a new Commission by the administrative head in the Center, whose members lead him legal right provided for in paragraph (b) of this article.

Article 16 the Commission shall vote: voting in the electoral centre management. Registration of voters and ensure their personality. The counting procedure in the Center and the Declaration of results. Organization of the voting records and submitted to the Subcommittee.

Enable candidates or their agents from observing the voting and counting process, listening to their feedback and objections, and noted in the minutes. Enable media and press to monitor the polling and counting process. Decide on objections submitted during the electoral process and the counting of the votes, and write their decisions in this regard in your record, and these decisions are subject to appeal before the Subcommittee whose decision is concluded.

Article 17 of the Chairperson of the Commission on the status of election law enforcement capacity throughout the polling period, and maintaining public order in the electoral Centre, and taking all necessary measures to guarantee the freedom of voters to exercise their franchise, and his use of the internal security forces when necessary.

Chapter three constituencies and the number of seats article 18 is Arabic Republic of Syria one constituency for election of the President of the Republic.

Referendum.

Article 19 elections to the people's Council membership based constituency, elected in each constituency a number of candidates equal to the number of seats allocated to them.

Article 20 each province constituency for the election of representatives of the NPC members except for Aleppo governorate that consists of two constituencies: Circuit City Aleppo.

Aleppo governorate areas service.

Article 21 consists of people (250) 250 members.

Article 22 Assembly consists of representatives from the following sectors: workers and peasants.

Other categories of people.

And the ratio of private sector representatives (50%) at least fifty percent of the total seats in the Assembly.

Article 23 determines people's Council elections Decree before ninety days from the date of expiry of the mandate of the NPC.

Decree number of seats allocated to each sector referred to in article 22 of this law for each constituency.

Article 24 local governing bodies consists of representatives from the following sectors: workers and peasants.

Other categories of people.

And the ratio of private sector representatives (50%) of at least 50 percent in local councils, and does not require this ratio referred to in this article when the distribution of seats between the public and private sectors in a single constituency.

Article 25


Specifies the local boards of elections Decree during the 60 days preceding the date of expiry of those boards.

Determines the number of seats allocated to each of the sectors referred to in article 24 of this law by the Minister of local administration for each constituency.

Article 26 local board members are elected on a constituency basis by voters of these circles, each circle a number of candidates equal to the number of seats allocated to it. Specifies the number of precincts to provincial councils and provincial centres and towns cities of more than a hundred thousand inhabitants by the Minister of local administration.

Both cities and other administrative units in one constituency in electing local Council Gallery. Determines the number of members of the provincial councils and other administrative units by the Minister of local administration according to the proportions set out in the local administration law.

Distribution of seats in the provincial councils and specific circles divided cities into circles by decision of the Governor.

Chapter IV General electoral register article 27 registration on the electoral register general fundamental and individual responsibility of every citizen has the conditions for the exercise of the right to vote under the provisions of this Act, apply to register on the electoral register and verify the register if not improbable.

Article 28 General electoral register is set up at the level of the Syrian Arabic Republic by the Interior Ministry in coordination with the ministries of Justice and local administration and the Central Bureau of statistics.

General electoral register must contain the following data for each elector: full name.

Mother's name and attribute.

Sex.

Place and date of birth.

Permanent residence.

National number.

Number and place of civil limitation.

      3. the General electoral register is reviewed once at the beginning of each year, for the addition, deletion or amendment, as reviewed by at least two months from the date of any electoral benefit.

Article 29 the Supreme Judiciary Committee ensure that updating and checking the electoral register General at least two months before an election.

Chapter v conditions and procedures for the nomination for President of the Syrian Arabic Republic article 30 requires a candidate to the Presidency of the Syrian Arabic: to be crossed forty years of age at the start of the year.

Enjoy Syrian Arabic nationality by birth parents enjoy Syrian Arabic nationality by birth.

Enjoy civil and political rights and not to be convicted of an offence prejudicial if rehabilitated.

Not be married without Syria.

Be resident in the Syrian Arabic Republic a minimum of 10 years continuous permanent residence when applying for nomination.

Not have any nationality other than that of the Syrian Arabic Republic.

Not be debarred from exercising the right to vote.

Article 31 of the Syrian Arabic Republic President shall be elected by the people directly.

Article 32 the President of Parliament to elect the President of the Syrian Arabic Republic before the expiration of the mandate of the President in a period not less than sixty days nor more than ninety days, the invitation must contain the date of the election.

Teaches student nomination wished to nominate himself to Syrian Arabic Republic President elections to Parliament so that the people chose the candidate who wants to support his candidacy.

Article 33 is a candidacy for the Presidency of the Syrian Arabic open day following the call.

Article 34 oversees the Supreme Constitutional Court on the election of the President of the Syrian Arabic and govern their actions according to the following: request for nomination by the candidate or his agent to the Court, recorded in a special register in accordance with the sequence of receipt, within ten days from the next day to call for the election of the President of the Syrian Arabic.

Don't accept the nomination request only if a student must hold a written endorsement nomination nominated thirty five members, at least from members of Parliament, and it is not permissible for any of these members that supports more than one candidate for the Presidency of the Syrian Arabic Republic.

The Supreme Constitutional Court shall examine the nominations and legal action over the following five days of the expiry of submission.

The Supreme Constitutional Court Announces names of decided to accept the nomination.

Article 35 who are entitled to reject the application nominated by the Supreme Constitutional Court to appeal this decision within three days from the date of dismissal.

The Supreme Constitutional Court decides that the grievance during the following three days to submit the decision to contract.

Article 36 the Supreme Constitutional Court shall prepare a final list of candidates, and declare this list by publication in the Official Gazette and in two daily newspapers, at least fifteen days prior to the day fixed for polling.

Article 37 speaker calls to reopen the nomination again under the same conditions in the following cases: If you do not accept the nomination of any candidate before the Supreme Court within the legal time limit.

If only one candidate nominated by the Supreme Court within the legal time limit.

If his nomination is accepted by the candidate died before the opening of the ballot leaving only one candidate for the Presidency.

Article 38 subject to rule (34) of this law are Supreme Judiciary Committee, subcommittees and committees of electoral centres its tasks according to the provisions of this law concerning the election of the President of the Republic under the supervision of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Chapter vi the requirements and procedures for nomination to membership of the NPC and local governing bodies article 39 right of candidacy for membership in the NPC and local boards of the following conditions: have the nationality of the Syrian Arabic Republic since at least ten years to the date of application for the nomination, with the exception of that condition of Syrian Arabic nationality under Legislative Decree No (49) 7/4/2011 history.

To have crossed 25 years old.

Enjoy civil and political rights.

Not be debarred from exercising the right to vote.

Not to be convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or outrageous breach of public trust acquired by virtue of a peremptory class unless the particulars in accordance with the law, and determines the heinous misdemeanors and against the public trust by the Minister of Justice.


To vote in the constituency in which they stand, or vector native platform.

Article 40 a. Requests for candidacy for membership in the Parliament and local administrative councils by authorized political parties collectively or individually. B-it is not permissible for the candidate to be a member of any of the electoral commissions.

Article 41 shall not stand for more than one constituency under consideration for nomination and the consequent effects of void in all circuits.

Article 42 of the Cabinet to stand for membership of the people still in their posts. For judges and all officers and employees of the State and its institutions and other public and private actors to stand for elections that granted special leave without pay as long as the nomination stands.

Article 43 no permanent workers may nominate themselves administrative unit for local Board membership.

Article 44 propose candidate for membership of the NPC or local management boards apply in writing to the Nominating Committee within seven days from the day following the date of publication of the Decree containing the date of the election.

Candidate for membership may NPC or local governing bodies withdrew his nomination before accepting his application before the Nominating Committee.

Candidate for membership may NPC or local governing bodies withdrew his nomination after accepting his request before the Subcommittee during a period of not less than seven days prior to election day.

Article 45 if the Syrian Arabic Republic stand out student or cannot apply himself entitled to legal counsel apply filtering or retracted instead under a certified agency assets.

Article 46 nomination student is entitled to object to the Nomination Committee before the Subcommittee decision within a maximum of three days starting from the day following the date of announcement of admitted, or the date of expiry of the time limit for deciding applications.

The Subcommittee will protest within three days from the date of submitting the decision to contract.

Article 47 every voter is entitled to challenge the validity of the nomination before the Subcommittee during three days starting from the day following the date of announcement of the nominees.

The Subcommittee will appeal within three days from the date of submitting the decision to contract.

Chapter VII article 48 electoral campaign for presidential candidate after nomination once and to broadcast bulletins announce his candidacy statement, objectives and plan everything in his manifesto.

Article 49 of the candidate for election to Parliament or local governing bodies after the nomination once the broadcast bulletins announce his candidacy statement, objectives and plan everything in his manifesto.

Article 50 candidates from committed individuals and political parties without prejudice to their right to publicize their programs: not to challenge the other candidates, or defamation, or incitement against them or their privacy

Maintaining national unity and not to include any ideological connotations or electoral propaganda sectarian or ethnic or tribal.

Include no electioneering is contrary to public order or morals. Paste or install or display images and data and releases the allocated spaces out election before the competent local authorities.

Article 51 on any public official that all candidates and political parties equally and neutrality to ensure equal opportunity among themselves during the campaign period.

Each candidate or political party shall enjoy complete freedom of expression and presenting his manifesto.

Article 52 free electoral meetings, there shall be no restriction on holding these meetings, provided they notify the Interior Ministry or any conditional units before the meeting with twenty-four hours at least, with the obligation not to festivals or holding public meetings in places of worship or near hospitals.

Article 53 prevents bye way harness or using public office or public money in the candidate's electoral campaign, don't go into it places the State and local administration units are available to candidates and political parties.

Article 54 prohibits candidates or political parties funding campaign bye cash or kind or grants or donations or assistance from an outside source or foreigner directly or indirectly under pain of legal accountability.

Article 55 candidates or political parties may actively campaign funding from the following sources: private financial contributions to candidates.

Financial support of the parties.

Article 56-the money used for the campaign in the following areas: development tools and technical capabilities that enable the candidate or political party prepared and published his manifesto.

Design and print advertisements, posters, brochures and other campaign, distributed all roads, including electronic and print media and broadcast.

Rewards and emoluments candidate or accredited political party for campaign activity.

Office rents, premises used for the campaign.

Stationery & fuel costs and wages of wagons and transport and media coverage and hospitality expenditures for the campaign.

Article 57 on every candidate for the presidential elections present a final account of revenue and expenses for his campaign to the Supreme Constitutional Court by no later than thirty days from the date of announcement of the final results of the election.

Every candidate or political party for the elections provide a final account of revenue and expenses during the campaign to the Supreme Commission not later than thirty days from the date of announcement of the final results of the election.

The final account must show under the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs, all funds that were used in the campaign and their sources, accountant of grammar checkers account for political parties.

Article 58 stop campaigning before 24 hours of the date of the election, no person shall stop after campaigning by himself or through third parties to distribute software or publications or other means of campaigning.

Chapter VIII elections article 59


Voter exercises his right to elect the President of the Syrian Arabic Republic or referendum at any polling station in the Syrian Arabic Republic.

Voter exercises his right to elections and local administrative councils within the constituency which followed her.

Each of the Presidents and members of polling station committees electoral right in the Centre, appointed, as this right is exercised by representatives of candidates in this electoral status, names are added all of the reality of identity cards to voters in the Center table.

The voter shall be entitled to transfer his domicile of electoral constituency to another within the State or province to another by any trade union or identity card or document granted formal hand or grassroots organization or professional association transport student belongs to prove his residence in the constituency home transfer is required, and highlights the document to the Commission on the status of the election.

A candidate who wishes to transfer his domicile manifesto to be had at least two years to stay in place that wishes to transfer electoral home.

Article 60 is allocated at each of the polling stations the number of insulated blinds places to enable all voters to vote them confidentially.

Article 61 before starting the election process the election Center Committee open ballot boxes in front of the Committee members and agents of candidates to ensure they are free from any sheet will then be closed and may not open any of them except when you start counting.

Article 62 allows candidates certified agents in appropriate places in the center of the election, the Election Commission must write their names and their attendance record and to enable the observation of the electoral process and to place on record any note or any objection regarding any harmful election processes.

The candidate or his agent and the media the right to observe the electoral process and attend the tellers.

Article 63 rests with the President of the Commission on the status of the election maintain public order inside the Center and using internal security forces to achieve it.

Article 64 the election starts at 7:00 a.m. the day of the election or referendum, and close at 7:00 p.m. that day.

May the Supreme Electoral Commission extended the voting period for five hours at most in all or some of the polling stations.

Article 65 is the Supreme Committee Specification models should exist in the records offices of precincts and the polling station commissions.

Must be recorded in the records of all the facts concerning the voting operations in various stages of detailed and accurate picture of all competent officials predicted in his Committee.

Article 66 envelopes are created on one style and one color, and be made of paper, which does not show the contents of the ballot.

Article 67 the voter exercises his right to vote or referendum under his profile. Voter election Center Committee Chairman delivers an envelope signed by him and stamped with the seal of the Commission then enters a secret room for the exercise of the right to vote.

The voter places the ballot in a sealed envelope, whether printed or written paper and whether previously prepared or written by in the room mentioned, then put the envelope in the ballot box at the sight of members of the Commission on the status of election agents and observers, and codifies the voter's name in the register of the election centre.

Chapter IX canvassing article 68 the Commission begins election after polls open the ballot envelopes that contain promised publicly at the same centre.

If the number of envelopes give or take on the number of voters in that facility by more than (2%) Two percent, and that would affect the final election result, the election is void and returned the next day and in this case limited re-election on who have already voted.

If the increase is less than (2%) Airflow two percent of this increase percentage election envelopes without access to their content, and if the shortfall is less than (2%) Two percent of total voters, this lack is not taken into account.

Article 69 unsealed envelopes and probed the ballots by the Chairman of the Committee in the presence of its members and of the wills of the candidates or their agents or media.

Article 70 is the ballot is valid for the election of the President of the Syrian Arabic Republic bookshop: name one candidate.

If the candidate's name more than once, it counts only once.

Article 71 the ballot is valid for the election of members of Parliament and local administrative councils in the following cases: If a number of candidates equal to the number of seats allocated to each of the two sectors according to the specified distribution under articles 22 and 24 of this law.

If the number of candidates increases the required number elected from each sector in the constituency, delete the increase of the latter, and is valid for the rest of the names. If the number of candidates is less than the required number elected is correct for blog names.

If the name of a person other than the candidate removes his name only.

If a candidate more than once it counts only once. If the candidate's name in his sector it counts if the ballot number of candidates lacking the required number elected in the original candidate.

Article 72 is the ballot void for any electoral process in the following cases: If the envelope is sealed with the seal of the Election Commission. If found in the envelope more than electoral paper mismatch. If a voter's name, signature, or any signal recognized phenomenon.

Article 73 is a white ballot if no reference was in favor of any candidate.

Article 74 is being counted by the Election Commission continuously in same place and announce publicly results, then organize each record on one version includes in particular the names of the candidates, and what he got them all of the sounds, and the Committee's decisions and actions during the election process, and raises this record immediately to the Subcommittee.

Article 75 the Subcommittee shall upon receipt of the commissions overseeing the census records the results of the election in all constituencies in the presence of the candidates or their agents.


The Commission organizes a record total results on two originals and a copy of that record to the Supreme Judiciary Committee, second to the reservation.

Flying high judicial Committee a copy of the record to the Supreme Court for the election of the President of the Syrian Arabic.

Flying high judicial Committee replica copies of the record to the Supreme Court and Parliament and send an exact copy of the minutes to the Interior Ministry for the elections.

The Supreme Judiciary Committee sends copies replica of the record to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and local administration for local boards of elections.

Article 76 if the Subcommittee decided to void the election in one constituency voting is the next day at that Center unless the Commission reschedule, and limited re-election on who have already voted, and stops in this case the results of the election in the constituency to be elected again.

Article 77 arranges all candidates in his sector according to the number of valid votes obtained them all, is the top candidates from each sector according to the number of seats allotted to election winners.

If two or more candidates for the last seats of each sector on equal voices, they were given one hour to exercise the right to withdraw in favor of one of them, that is not done, the Subcommittee decides lots including the presence of the candidates or their agents, in the absence of their presence or their representatives, or failure to attend one or his representative, the Lottery Commission and publicly demonstrate the result on record.

Article 78 candidates winners is unopposed in elections or local administrative councils, if their number when you close the nomination or before the polling began no more than the number of seats allocated to any of the public and private sectors in the constituency, and in this case the ballot for the sector members won by acclamation, proclaiming that the voters before the election.

Chapter ten results announcement and challenge the validity of article 79 High Judicial Committee presidential election results to the Supreme Court.

If the final results no candidate obtained an absolute majority of ballots counted the candidate winning the Presidency of the Syrian Arabic and is announced by the speaker.

If the results included no candidate obtained an absolute majority of ballots, the Supreme Constitutional Court President Announces reelection in two weeks between the two candidates who obtained the greatest number of votes of voters who cast their ballots.

Is the candidate who gets the largest number of ballots in the election runoff winner with Syrian Arabic Republic President and the announcement of results by the speaker.

Article 80 the Supreme Judiciary Committee shall announce the final election results to the people.

The sub committees announce final election results local management boards.

Article 81 of the Syrian Arabic Republic President issued a decree naming the winners of the people's Council or provincial councils or provincial centres in cities.

Local administration Minister issued a resolution naming the winners of the rest of the membership of local governing bodies. Published decrees and resolutions referred to in the preceding paragraphs in the Official Gazette.

Article 82 of the Supreme Constitutional Court shall decide on appeals the validity of the election of the President as follows: an appeal of a candidate who did not win to court within three days from the date of announcement of election results, and restricts the appeal in a special register.

The Court judgment within seven days from the date of expiry of the Appeals decision is concluded.

Article 83 the Supreme Constitutional Court shall decide on appeals the validity of the election of members of Parliament as follows: an appeal of a candidate who did not win to court within three days from the date of the announcement of the election results, and restricts the appeal in a special register.

The Court judgment within seven days from the date of expiry of the Appeals decision is concluded.

Article 84 is challenging local directors label instruments within five days from the date of publication, as follows: the competent administrative courts for members of provincial councils and cities of provincial centres. The competent administrative courts for members of other local governing bodies. Separate courts referred to in this article the appeals to them promptly and not more than fifteen days from the date the lawsuit and be subject to appeal before the Supreme Administrative Court within five days from the date of issuance. The Supreme Administrative Court decides on appeals filed before it regarding the local boards of elections within fifteen days from the date the decision is under appeal has been concluded.

Chapter XI vacancy situations article 85 is a Syrian Arabic Republic President vacancy in one of the following cases: death. Resign. Loss of a nomination. 

Article 86 the new presidential elections if the Syrian Arabic Republic President vacancy in accordance with the provisions of the preceding article within a period not exceeding ninety days from the date of the vacancy. 

Article 87 is one of the members of Parliament job in one of the following cases: death. Resign. Loss of a nomination by the decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Membership in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Assembly.

Article 88 if vacated membership a member Parliament in accordance with the provisions of the preceding article, the President knows it by the President of the Assembly to elect a replacement within sixty days from the date of vacancy, but less than the remainder of the Council for six months.

Article 89 if one Member objector NPC membership winners about swearing, or if the Supreme Court decided to revoke his membership because of challenging the validity of his election, called the decree a candidate who follows the last winner in sector Council member.

Article 90 is a member of the local governing job in one of the following cases: death. Resign. Loss of a nomination.

Cancel membership.

Article 91


If a vacancy arises one of the membership of local board members replace the Member who vacated membership in the vote count from the sector only if the competent authority considers that an invitation for voters to elect a new Member, but less than the remainder of the Council for six months.

If the Member who vacated a successful membership by acclamation, the competent authority shall invite the voters to elect a new Member within 90 days from the date of vacancy, but less than the remainder of the Council for six months.

Chapter XII the popular referendum process 92 article based on a decree issued by the President of the Syrian Arabic Republic to call for the referendum, including the subject of the referendum.

Article 93 the senior Judiciary Committee when the Syrian Arabic Republic President decree calling the referendum preparation and supervision of the referendum and announce its results.

Article 94 the provisions concerning the rights and duties of voters according to the provisions of this law on Assembly.

Article 95 subject to the provisions of this chapter apply on the popular election-related provisions and procedures contained in this law.

Article 96 referendum issue undermine confidence if people voted in favour of the absolute majority of the number of ballots.

Article 97 the referendum are binding and a window from the date of its Declaration and have a higher authority than any other authority and may not be cancelled or amended only by another referendum.

Article 98 of the Syrian Arabic Republic President publishes the result of the referendum.

Chapter XIII elect non-resident Syrians on Syrian territory article 99 every citizen unrated on Syrian territory to exercise their right to elect the President of the Syrian Arabic Republic in Syrian embassies in accordance with the provisions of this law, provided that the name is inscribed on the electoral register, and that there is no legal impediment precludes the exercise of the right to vote.

Article 100 applies to the election of the non-resident Syrians on Syrian territory General provisions that apply to the election of the Syrians in Syria and is not contrary to the provisions of this chapter.

Article 101 invites foreign and expatriate mediated Syrian embassies abroad, in appropriate ways, citizens to declare their desire to vote abroad, to register at the Embassy of their choice with all the required information concerning their identity within a deadline. 

Article 102 is checked by name on the electoral register and organized after the given deadline to register an independent electoral lists for each Embassy of the names who meet the legal conditions for the election.

Article 103 the election out ten days ago at most of the date set for elections in Syria.

Article 104 the election starts from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time to the city where the Embassy.

Article 105 vote voter Syrian passport validity and effect regular imply stamping out any Syrian border port.

Article 106 shall be the presence of delegates from the candidates during the election procedures and counting and announcement of results in the section prepared for election at the Embassy Centre.

Article 107 is sending records and papers relating to the electoral process to the committees concerned in Syria by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and emigrants of the fastest possible means of transport.

Chapter XIV penalties Article 108 shall be punished by a fine of fifty thousand to hundred thousand ls ls, and remove the damage, all of the data and images and pastes the electoral bulletins outside designated places. The penalty is a fine of one hundred thousand to two hundred thousand SP if the ad by graffiti, and undo the damage.

Article 109 shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five thousand to fifty thousand ls: who voted and he knows he is deprived of the right to vote or to hold this right under applicable laws or judicial agreements. Who voted in the election, one more than once.

Article 110 shall be sentenced to imprisonment of one month to one year in prison and a fine of twenty five thousand to fifty thousand ls ls, every Member of the polling station committees charged with receiving ballot counting sort or took their papers illegally or added or botched or non-restricted name name read.

Article 111 shall be sentenced to imprisonment of one to three years, and a fine of LS 100 000 to 200 000 ls, both broke into or tried to storm a polling station by force to prevent voters from choosing candidates or voters were forced by force or threat bye a way to change his mind, the penalty is a maximum if carrying a visible or hidden.

Article 112 shall be sentenced to imprisonment of one to three years and a fine of fifty thousand to hundred thousand SP SP whoever broke the ballot box before the voting papers or screening dispersed or taken or destroyed or replacement of other voting papers or bye trying to change or try to change the outcome of the election or violating the secrecy of the vote.

The penalty is a maximum if the perpetrator of the persons in charge of the electoral committees or workers concerned, or internal security forces assigned to guard the polls.

Article 113 shall be sentenced to imprisonment from ten days to three months, and a fine of twenty five thousand to fifty thousand SP SP both got or tried to get voters to refrain from voting meeting payment or by gifts or donations in cash or kind or promise or by public or private jobs or other benefits intended to sway the votes directly or indirectly.

Article 114 shall be punished with imprisonment of three months to a year, and a fine of fifty thousand to hundred thousand ls ls, each of collection of personalized cards or taking or concealed or destroyed or ruined any paper relating to the electoral process as a result of the electoral process or bye another way to change the fact the election result or to re-election.

Article 115 shall be punished with imprisonment from six months to one year and a fine equivalent to three times the amount funded from an external source or a foreigner, or one of those penalties any person who contravenes the provisions of article 54 of this law.

Article 116 shall not prevent the penalties prescribed in this law without applying the penalties provided for in the laws in force.

Article 117


Is proceeding to offences under this act as a crime.

Chapter XV final provisions article 118 shall not combine membership of Parliament and the mayor or governing councils or any job or work in the State and its institutions and other public and private entities joint except for Ministry and teaching in universities and researchers in research centers and membership of federations and grass-roots organizations and professional associations membership.

Article 119 is the term of Parliament for State employees and affiliates service, provided to perform her pension proceeds according to the law, this time in calculating seniority, promotion, and is a member of Parliament in this case by virtue of the subject officer outside Angel while retaining him in his job.

Article 120 exempt all papers and transactions resulting from the implementation of the provisions of this law of judicial and financial fees.

Article 121 the Ministry of the Interior protection for the elections and the referendum.

Article 122 the justice and interior ministries and local administration to work on election automation throughout the Syrian Arabic, and the adoption of the national number.

Article 123 the Interior Ministry believes the presidential election and referendum kits and elections, the Ministry of local administration believes Board election supplies.

Each of the ministries referred to in paragraph (a) sort of workers working under the supervision of the electoral commissions for the duration of the electoral process. Excluding expenses and compensation required by an electoral process or referendum provisions of laws and regulations and amendments.

Article 124 set by Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers established granting rewards and compensation of the President and members of the electoral commissions and ranking sorted after workers.

Article 125 reservation documents relating to the election of the President of the Republic for the constitutional mandate with the Ministry of the Interior.

Save documents related to elections and local administrative councils throughout the electoral cycle and damaged after the election of the new boards.

Article 126 consist of documents referred to in the preceding article: nominations close wedabot records applications with attachments.

Fighting the polling station committees attached to envelopes and ballot papers and envelopes and objections and sorting papers.

Fighting the subcommittees for constituencies with decisions taken by it.

Documents and decisions related to HEC.

Article 127 issued operational instructions for this Act by a decision of the Council of Ministers.

Article 128 abrogate all provisions contrary to the provisions of this law or inconsistent with its content, particularly Legislative Decree No 8 1973 and law number 66 for the year 2006 and Legislative Decree No 101 for 2011 legislative decree number 125 for 2011.

Article 129 this law shall be published in the Official Gazette. 

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