In this photo taken on Tuesday March 11, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian lawmakers gather during a session to vote for a new election law, at the Syrian parliament in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA)
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Syria's parliament has set residency rules for presidential candidates, state media said Friday, a move that would bar many of President Bashar Assad's foes who live in exile as the uprising in the major Arab state enters its fourth year.U.N.-Arab League peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi warned Thursday that the Syrian opposition would probably not be interested in pursuing any peace talks with the government if it goes ahead with an election highly likely to secure a new term for Assad, whose family has ruled Syria for 44 years.The legislation sets further conditions requiring candidates to be at least 40 years old, to hold Syrian citizenship only, to be a child of Syrian citizens and married only to a Syrian citizen, and to be free of criminal convictions.
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