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DAMASCUS, April 12. /TASS/. Syrian President Bashar Assad supports the idea that the newly-elected Syrian MPs should work as observers in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a post-Soviet security bloc, Russian senator Dmitry Sablin said on Tuesday.
"We discussed a possible consideration of an issue on the participation of Syrian parliamentarians as observers at such platforms as the CSTO, for example," Sablin told reporters after Assad’s talks with Russian MPs on Tuesday.
"He [Assad] backed this idea," the senator added, explaining that this refers to the MPs who will be elected at Wednesday’s parliamentary polls.
Syria’s parliamentary elections are set for April 13. They will be held on a multi-party basis in line with the constitution endorsed at the referendum on February 26, 2012. Syria’s parliament, the People’s Council, consists of 250 members elected for a four-year term through universal, direct and secret ballot voting.