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Bashar Al-Assad Syria


29 May, 2007

Assad overwhelmingly wins another seven-year term of office, in a ballot in which he is the only candidate. Political opposition groups are banned unless they are attached the Baath Party. The interior ministry says he wins the backing of more than 97% of Syria’s 12 million voters. The ministry says the turnout is enormous, but gives no figures. Minister:

This great consensus shows the political maturity of Syria and the brilliance of our democracy.