‘ Syrian President Bashar Assad Wins Third Term in Office With 88.7 Percent of Votes ‘

#AceWorldNewsSYRIA – July 16  – Syrian President Bashar Assad has won a third term in office, garnering 88.7 percent of votes in Tuesday’s presidential election.

Bashar Assad Wins Third Term in Office

The public took to the polls in government-controlled areas, but not in rebel-held parts of the north and east.

The Supreme Constitutional Court announced that some 11.63 million Syrians went to the polling stations out of a total of 15.85 million eligible voters.

Assad’s main challengers, Hassan al-Nouri and Maher Hajjar, received 4.3 percent and 3.2 percent of the vote.  

Assad was sworn in for a new seven-year term on state television on Wednesday following more than three years of civil war that has left tens of thousands of Syrians dead. 

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