The Syrian Arab news Agency praised the transparency of the elections in a number of articles.
other useful sources for news coverage of the elections include:
and IFES has a background guide to the electoral system and previous results.
Assessments of the state of human rights and democracy in Syria.
Open democracy net.has some discussion from bloggers prior to the elections
Amnesty International This is also supporting the Eyes on Syria website which is mapping and monitoring human rights abuses.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. has news and reports of violations in the area.
Finally try searching the great ISN website for links to publications and blog postings coverign Syria and international security.