Syria sets election date

April 21, 2014

(AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)
This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man holding a girl as he stands on the rubble of houses that were destroyed by Syrian government forces air strikes in Aleppo, Syria, Monday, April 21, 2014. Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to win, as the country enters its fourth year of war.

Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3rd. He called on the "citizens of the Syrian Arab republic, inside and outside (the country) to exercise their right in electing a president." We'll discuss the announcement.