- The voter turnout was 78.66 percent. – The announcer mentioned in his speech.
- The election results mean that Bashar al-Assad, who has been in power since 2000, as well as the leader of the Baath Party, will rule the country for another fourth term, he said.
- The conference, with the participation of the Speaker of the People’s Assembly, was broadcast live on the private Al-Ishbariya channel.
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– A total of 14 million Syrian voters exercised their right to vote, which indicates a high level of civic awareness in our society – President Sabbagh emphasized.
Voting in the presidential election ended at midnight from Wednesday to Thursday. And then announced the announcement of the election results after 48 hours. But the votes were counted earlier, according to Syrian media.
Bashar al-Assad, son of Hafez al-Assad, Syrian president from 1971 to 2000, voted in Douma, a former opposition stronghold during the ongoing war, after being hated by the opposition and rebels but actively supported by the Russian Federation, which is militarily involved in Syria. war house.
Presidential elections in Syria
This is the second presidential election in Syria since the armed conflict in that country in 2011, which claimed the lives of nearly 400,000 people. Casualties in which other countries participated militarily in the operation. Of the more than 20 million people in Syria, half have had to leave their homes. More than 5 million of them fled abroad, mainly to neighboring countries.
In addition to Assad, former minister and parliamentarian Abdullah Salloum Abdullah and head of the opposition party authorized by the government, Mahmoud Ahmed Marei, ran for elections. Both competing candidates were seen as symbols that the system replaced.
The United States and the European Union did not conceal their skepticism about the conduct of the Syrian vote in the context of the civil war. Most Western governments have issued statements saying that elections have no chance of being “fair and free”. The United Nations also criticized the vote, noting that it is not in line with the peace plan established in the Security Council resolution.
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