Bashar al-Assad re-elected Syrian president
Damascus: Bashar al-Assad has been elected President of Syria for the fourth time in a row, the people celebrated the victory of Bashar al-Assad.
According to Arab media, the results of the presidential election in Syria have been announced. Bashar al-Assad has been elected president for the fourth time in a row with 95.1 percent of the vote. Abdullah Salim Abdullah of the Socialist Nationalist Party came in third with 1.5 percent of the vote.
According to Arab media, the turnout was 78 percent, with the US-backed Kurdish region of Idlib boycotting the election, while opponents of Bashar al-Assad and Western countries have accused the election of being rigged. They were sent to Syrian embassies in the countries.
Assad, 55, has been president since 2000, replacing his father, Hafiz al-Assad, who ruled for more than 25 years.
It is clear that ten years of conflict and fighting in Syria has caused a lot of destruction and at least 388,000 people have been killed. Half of the population has been forced to flee their homes. About 6 million of these refugees have sought refuge in other countries.
“We used to open ammunition depots to help this country, but now we have President Bashar al-Assad,” said Mohammed al-Hamasi, who celebrated Assad’s victory in Syria’s fourth presidential election. Ballot boxes have been opened to help Hafeez Assad succeed.