U.N. envoy sees Syria presidential election in 18 months’ time: RIA
U.N. mediator for Syria Staffan de Mistura talks to the media upon his departure from Damascus, Syria February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

MOSCOW: Syria will hold a presidential election in 18 months, Russia’s RIA news agency on Friday quoted the United Nations peace mediator on Syria Staffan de Mistura as saying.

The starting point for the election will be the latest round of Syria peace talks which are planned for March 14 in Geneva, de Mistura told RIA in an interview.

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