“Communal elections the first step towards Free Syria”
Democratic Northern Syria Federation Executive Council described the communal elections as the first step towards Free Syria, and said they are now preparing for the second stage which is the election of municipality, district and canton assemblies.
The Executive Council of Democratic Northern Syria Federation released a written statement on Sunday’s communal elections held in Cizire, Firat and Efrin regions of Northern Syria, saying;
“At the beginning, in the name of the Executive Council of Northern Syria we stand honorably and respectably for the souls of our martyrs who provided us with democracy, freedom and dignity. We also present this successful step to our heroes in the fronts, and we wish them to be always the triumphant. We also congratulate our peoples on the Feast of Democracy that started on September 22.”
Describing the communes’ elections as the first step towards Free Syria and building of Democratic Northern Syria Federation, the Council thanked the Asayish, Sotoro, Natore, HPC and YPG/PYJ forces that maintained security during the vote, and the people who contributed in the electoral process despite the ongoing war.
The Executive Council pointed out that by going to the ballot boxes the peoples proved that they adopt this project and would make all efforts to consolidate this project that expresses the will of all religious and national components; Kurds, Arabs, Syriacs, Assyrians, Turkmens, Circassians, Armenians, Albanians and Êzidîs.
“Everyone has shown the friend and foe that this is not a national project nor aims for separation. On the contrary, it is based on justice, equality of peoples and brotherhood of peoples. It is the project of all Syrian peoples.”
Expressing that the first stage of elections has been completed successfully, the Executive Council said they are now preparing for the second stage which is the election of municipality, district and canton assemblies.