President Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected for a fourth term with 95% of the vote, and he has overcome two challenges – announced by Syrian officials, including a former senior member of the rebel coalition.
Turnout was 78 percent in Wednesday’s election, according to Hammada Sabbagh, the speaker of the Syrian legislature. Assad received 10 million votes.
Mahmoud Ahmed Marei, general secretary of the rebel coalition National Front for the Liberation of Syria, received 47,770,266 votes, or 1.1%, while Abdullah Sallam Abdullah of the Socialist Union Party came in third with 21 votes. 1. %%.
According to Interior Minister Muhammad al-Rahmaoun, the number of eligible voters was 1, 19,000,110, of which 1 inside, 107,000 Syrians were currently inside or outside the country.
Western powers had condemned the election in advance “Illegitimate” And “Neither free nor fair.” That debate “Assad regime” Displaced and migrants have the right to vote. The foreign ministers of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy have stated opposition to using force or imposing sanctions on Syria. “Outside the framework described in UN Security Council Resolution 225.”
Syrians have recalled that many of their compatriots could not vote because these governments and their allies have closed Syrian embassies over the past decade. Condemning the election, the state has also supported extremism seeking to overthrow the government in Damascus since 2011.
The conflict has been exacerbated by the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group, which claims a large part of the country until Russia sends a campaign force at Assad’s request in late 2015.
Syria has invited international election observers from Russia, China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador and Armenia.
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