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Bersoum: federalism is the sole guarantor of Syrian integrity

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HOGIR NAJJAR-AZAD SEFO

NEWS DESK- The Co-chair of the Executive Body of the North Syria Democratic Federalism Sanherib Bersoum stated that the federalism project is the sole guarantor of the Syrian integrity, noting that the Electoral High Commission and its committees are appointed with holding the electoral process in al-Jazeera region.

After finishing the first stage of the elections; communes’, the North Syria Federation is getting ready to undertake the second stage which is local administration councils: districts, town, and cantons.

Hawar news agency held an interview with the Co-chair of the Executive Body of the North Syria Democratic Federalism Sanherib Bersoum about the coordination between the North Syria Democratic Federalism and the Electoral High Commission.

“Electoral High Commission and its committees are appointed to supervise the electoral process”

Co-chair of the Executive Body of the North Syria Democratic Federalism Sanherib Bersoum stated that meantime, there are not any committees formed by the Executive Body to supervise the elections, adding” Electoral High Commission and its committees are appointed to supervise the electoral process.”

Sanherib Bersoum pointed out that the electoral process and its supervision will be exclusively undertaken by the Electoral High Process and the Executive Body.

Sanherib went on” after the deadline set by the Electoral High Commission came to an end, lists of the nominees have been introduced which include the individual and independent lists, while the Electoral High Commission is studying the lists.

Bersoum noted that preparation of the electoral centers is under way by the commission and its committees adding that the commission opened the door for political parties to mandate their envoys in the electoral centers to supervise this process and votes counting.

The difference between communes and municipalities’ elections

About the difference between communes and municipalities’ elections, Co-chair of the Executive Body of the North Syria Democratic Federalism Sanherib Bersoum stated that the mechanism of municipalities’ elections is different from communes’, since for communes, co-chairs were elected by the members of the commune, but as for the municipalities, there are closed lists proposed by the allied political parties, also there are the independent persons’ lists, so for this run, more accuracy and work is demanded.

Sanherib noted that there are bases set in the electoral law and were ratified by the Constituent Council, in addition to some criteria released by the Electoral High Commission like the executive list for the electoral law, and the door was open for everyone without any religious or nationalistic bias, in addition, voting a right for all citizens after receiving the electoral card.

Bersoum concluded saying” our federalism project is crucial for all the Syrian people; we send a message to our people; different components and strata to realize the significance of the steps we take and the importance of this democratic process which expresses the truth of self-management, this project is the guarantor of the future and rights of the North Syria peoples, and the coexistence of the Syrian components and the integrity of its territories.

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ANHA