Assad re-elected as Syrian President

Bashar Al Assad has been re-elected the President of Syria for a 4th term.  The result of the Presidential elections  was a landslide victory for Assad, who received over 95.1% of votes. Abdullah Sallum Abdullah and Mahmoud Ahmad Marei were two of Assad’s main rival candidates in the election.  

14.2 million people went to the polls, a turnout rate of 76.64 percent, according to the parliamentary speaker. 

The United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy have condemned the electoral process as “illegitimate”. 

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