The presidential election in Syria started on Wednesday in government-controlled areas across the country.
The polling stations opened early in the morning, and voting is scheduled to go all day.
Mohammad al-Rahmoun, Syria’s Interior Minister, stated on Tuesday that over 12,000 voting stations have been set up around the country for the presidential elections on May 26.
The minister stated that all logistical preparations have been completed in order to ensure successful elections, stressing that over 18 million residents are expected to vote across the country.
President Bashar al-Assad, former Deputy Cabinet Minister Abdallah Saloum Abdallah, and Mahmoud Ahmed Marei, the leader of a tiny Syrian opposition party, are all competing in the election.