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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Re-elected

World | June 5, 2014, Thursday // 10:38| Views: 720 | Comments: 5
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Bulgaria: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Re-elected A picture made available by the government`s official SANA agency shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C) and his wife Asma al-Assad (R) casting their votes in the presidential elections. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bashar al-Assad has won Syria's presidential election by a landslide, according to officials.

Assad has gained 88.7% of support in the first vote with multiple candidates held in the country for decades.

Hassan al-Nouri and Maher Hajjar, the other two candidates that stood for election, won 4.3 and 3.2 percent respectively, according to Al Jazeera English.

The Syrian President is to have another seven-year term in office after having been in power since 1999.

Syria's controversial vote was held amid an ongoing civil war that has taken between 100 000 and 150 000 lives.

EU officials have declared they consider June 3's election to be illegal, and US State Secretary John Kerry described them as "a great big zero".

The Syrian opposition also believes the vote was a farce, with the two "alternative" candidates hardly known to the public and announced days ahead of the date.

Turnout was set at 73.42%. However, some northern and eastern regions of Syria, which are largely rebel-controlled, have refused to hold any elections.

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#5
malak petko - 6 Jun 2014 // 17:38:54

Now in Syria a new generation of Islamic fighters is growing
Born in France and Brittan..
They are full of energy and enthusiasm.. And they need to show their point of view to the world..
Now in Syria tomorrow in Lion and Paris..and London
People who do not have cultural experience will not think about it ......but I will tell you!!!!!
Transition to Islam- dominated culture in West Europe will not be peaceful. it can not be..
it will be really terrible experience
That is my comment about West supporting radicals in Syria.

#4
malak petko - 6 Jun 2014 // 17:38:03

Now in Syria a new generation of Islamic fighters is growing
Born in France and Brittan..

They are full of energy and enthusiasm.. And they need to show their point of view to the world..

Now in Syria tomorrow in Lion and Paris..and London

People who do not have cultural experience will not think about it ......but I will tell you!!!!!

Transition to Islam- dominated culture in West Europe will not be peaceful. it can not be..
it will be really terrible experience

That is my comment about West supporting radicals in Syria.

#3
sa-sha - 5 Jun 2014 // 17:03:49

"Syrian regime can function only because of Russian support"----;-)!!!!!!!!!! No smallest desire to reply, but this
time .......well, for those who are the friends to their own brains: "ANY Polish regime can function only because of American support", what about it, Sirs? The fresh info: Polish leaders INSIST on increasing the USA' support..... Nothing to add....Poles, You like licking the foreign ass? Your SOVEREIGN choice. Happy licking.

#2
Warfou - 5 Jun 2014 // 16:46:23

Syrian elections are of the same value as those in the USSR and other "socialist" countries. There had been always 90% of votes to favor of the ruling party, the "leader of nation", "protector of peace", "true representative of the working class" etc. Syrian regime can function only because of Russian support. Russia has a military navy base in Syria and, apparently, it can't live without it even though it costs a slaughter. And it is not the issue of "U.S. mixing up" as Russian officials claim, it is because people of Syria want more freedom and welfare. Their are neighbouring with Israel and Turkey and can see difference between them and their country.

#1
sa-sha - 5 Jun 2014 // 16:35:30

"The Syrian opposition also believes the vote was a farce"----to hell with it, what about Your stance, dear Novinite? Do You support that very "Syrian opposition"? And if YES, then what about the East-Eastern Ukrainians' stance towards the "democratically elected President PP"? What is the farce, in this particular case, dear Novinite?............and this time Your forced ( or sincere?) reply is not "highly desirable". Best.

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