Exclusive: Russia to propose Syrians launch 18-month reform process - document




 
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November 10th, 2015  
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Topic: Exclusive: Russia to propose Syrians launch 18-month reform process - document


(Reuters) - Russia wants the Syrian government and opposition to agree on launching a constitutional reform process of up to 18 months, followed by early presidential elections, a draft document obtained by Reuters showed on Tuesday. The eight-point proposal, drawn up by Moscow before multi-lateral talks on Syria this week, does not rule out President Bashar al-Assad's participation in the early elections, something his foes say is impossible if there is to be peace. "(The) popularly elected president of Syria will have the functions of commander-in-chief of the armed forces, control of special services and foreign policy," the document said.




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