Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has called a parliamentary election for 13 April, according to a government statement.
Syria's last parliamentary election was in 2012 and they are held every four years.
A ceasefire agreed by Russia and the US is due to come into effect this weekend in an attempt to find a political solution to the conflict.
Syrian journalist Humam speaks to ITV News, shining a light on life for those still living within the country's devastated borders.
Despite the ceasefire, ITV News has witnessed airstrikes around Homs and seen shelling in Damascus.
An 86-year-old woman with a broken leg was able to get medical treatment as a result of what is at best a shaky truce.