UN Wants A Syrian Presidential Election In 18 Months; Assad Doesn't
The United Nations is calling for a Syrian presidential election in 18 months, but the regime wants Bashar al-Assad to finish his seven-year term.By Melissa Prax | March 12, 2016
The United Nations wants Syria to have a presidential election — but the Syrian regime isn't on board.
Current president Bashar al-Assad was re-elected in 2014 for another seven-year term, but his win was criticized after he snagged nearly 90 percent of the vote using government specified polls.
The U.N.'s special envoy for the Syria crisis wants the country to have a new constitution and governing body. In what he's calling his "plan A," elections would take place in 18 months.