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Also Tuesday, Khalaf al-Azzawi, the chairman of Syria‘s Higher Committee of the Elections, said voter turnout in last week’s parliamentary elections was 51.26 percent.

The elections were the first under a new constitution, adopted three months ago, that allows political parties to compete with Mr. Assad’s ruling Baath party. The new constitution also limits the president to two seven-year terms.

The government has praised the vote as a milestone in promised political reforms, but the opposition boycotted the polls and said they were orchestrated by the regime to strengthen Mr. Assad’s grip on power.

Mr. al-Azzawi did not give a breakdown or say how many of the 250-member legislature’s seats were won by the 10 parties of the National Progressive Front, an alliance dominated by the ruling Baath party.

Among the winners were Qadri Jamil and Omar Ossi, two politicians who describe themselves as opposition figures. Thirty women also won seats, a similar figure to that of the outgoing parliament.

Across the border in Lebanon, Lebanese troops deployed Tuesday in tense areas of the northern city of Tripoli after three days of sectarian clashes killed at least six people in a spillover of the conflict in Syria.

Lebanon and Syria share a complex web of political and sectarian ties and rivalries, which are easily inflamed as Sunni Muslims who support the rebels trying to oust Mr. Assad battle members of the tiny Alawite sect, followers of an offshoot of Shiite Islam who are Mr. Assad’s most loyal supporters.