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”.