Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won the presidential election in a landslide victory with 88.7 percent of the vote, the country’s parliament speaker said Wednesday, in an election dismissed as a sham by his opponents and held amid a raging civil war which grew out of protests against his rule.
Speaker Mohammad al-Laham said Assad secured 88.7 percent of the votes cast in the election which was restricted to the parts of Syria under the control of his forces.
“I declare the victory of Dr Bashar Hafez al-Assad as president of the Syrian Arab Republic with an absolute majority of the votes cast in the election,” Laham said in a televised address from his office in the Syrian parliament.
Syria’s constitutional court earlier said that turnout in Tuesday’s election and a previous round of voting for Syrian
expatriates and refugees stood at 73 percent.
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