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Syria’s Assad Wins “Re-Election” – 98% Of Vote

From Syria’s own one party media, SANA:

Speaker announces Dr. Bashar al-Assad as President of Syria for a new term

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Speaker of the People’s Assembly on Tuesday officially announced Dr. Bashar al-Assad as the President of Syrian Arab Republic for a new 7-year constitutional term.

The people’s Assembly held today a session for declaring al-Assad as the President of the country following final results of the popular referendum in which the President won 97.62 of votes.

And of course the people showed their joy in a spontaneous demonstration:

President al-Assad greets people who expressed feelings of joy on re-election

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

DAMASCUS, (SANA)-Syrian people on Tuesday marched the streets of Damascus expressing joy, happiness and showing amity to President Bashar al-Assad on re-electing him for a new seven-year constitutional term.

The march of amity toured the capital streets into al-Maliki Square passing through the presidential palace at al-Rawda where they cheered President al-Assad and showed the deepness of relation between the leader and citizens.

President al-Assad greeted the people who marched near the palace, exchanging amity and stressing the strong ties between the citizens and the leader who assumed responsibilities of the nation.

Syrian people filled the streets and squares today with joy, showing support to the President’s national comprehensive program, the courage of stances, the originality of interaction between the leader and citizens who voted for Syria’s national options.

“Under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad, people are going to draw the brilliant future on the economic, political and culture levels in the face of the most difficult challenges the region is passing through,” one of the citizens said.

Understandably, they will brook no doubts about the outcome of this unquestionably fair election:

A Foreign Ministry Source Expresses Surprise over the US. Spokesman Loss of Capability to See What really Happened in Syria

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Damascus, (SANA) – Commenting on what was said on behalf of the US. State Department on the Syrian popular unanimity on renewing the term for President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar al-Assad, a Syrian Foreign Ministry source on Wednesday expressed surprise over the US. spokesman’s loss of capability to see what happened in Syria of the national popular unanimity on the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad , and of the true expression of the Syrian national unity manifested by the Syrians in Syria and in countries of immigration.

The same source expressed regret for the missing of diplomatic language shown by the US. State Department and said : “My advise to those is to keep their comments to themselves, to abstain from interfering in the affairs of others, and to focus on dealing with the problems they have already made their country involved with, such as the wrong war in Iraq and in other parts of the world.[“]

The source wondered whether the democracy which they accept is only the one that yields results in favor of those they favored, or that which leads to making decisions and taking stances far from their people’s interests.

Of course Nancy Pelosi understood.

She was probably one of the first to send Mr. Assad congratulations on his stunning “mandate.”

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 30th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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