The US-based Reform Party of Syria called on Syrians not to participate in the parliamentary elections this Sunday by not entering voting booths. (Arabic. AKI, 4/20/07).
The RPS's statement dubbed the booths, "the booths of humiliation," and called the elections a "mockery" and "another way for the Syrian regime to express its despotism and its cancellation of the people's opinion and their right to rule themselves in freedom and transparency."
The RPS said that the new parliament will be a mere clone of the current one which it dubbed "a puppet," adding that no real independents will make it into parliament except if they were "cronies of the Assad mafia."