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Syria: Assad for a second term with the “approval” of 97.68%

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Syria, Elections, Governance, Politics

President Bashar Assad won his second term in office by a landslide [1]. 97.62% voted “Yes” on the presidential referendum this week. Andre of Flight of Ideas [2], cannot comprehend though how the turnout could reach 95.86% of the eligible voters, as the ministry of interior had said earlier. “in comparison with the 6% participation in the parliament election. this is not science, this is damn magic!!” he writes [3].