Hajjar, Assad and Nuri are the only three candidates who met the criteria to run for the presidency.
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President Bashar Assad is to face two challengers in Syria's June 3 presidential election, the constitutional court said Sunday.Twenty-three candidates had initially registered to run against Assad in the election, which he is assured of winning.While the election is the country's first multicandidate vote, the rules effectively rule out any opponents to Assad's regime from running.At the same time, the vote will only be held in areas under government control.
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