Bashar al-Assad will once again take over the reins of Syria for the next seven years.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Bashar al-Assad, the President of Syria, has once again been elected President of the country, winning with great margin. For the fourth time, Assad secured the presidency in a war-torn country with 95.1 percent of the vote. Bashar al-Assad will once again take the reins of the country in his hands for the next seven years. This election was called fake and pretended by his opponents and western countries. Let me tell you that Assad, who has been in power in Syria for the last 21 years, is almost certain to win this election.
Officials said that 18 million people were eligible to vote in this election. However, the people of Syria, who have been facing war for 10 years, are occupied by rebels or Kurdish-led troops, people did not vote. These areas are spread in the northwest and northeast of the country, where about 8 million people live. Most of these people are displaced. On the other hand, about 50 lakh refugees living in neighboring countries avoided voting on a large scale.
America-Europe raised questions on the validity of elections
US and European officials questioned the validity of this election. He said that these were done without resolving the conflict, so they are a violation of UN resolutions. In addition, this election was not even monitored internationally and does not represent all Syrians. Syrian parliament speaker Hammoud Sabbagh announced the final results of the voting on Wednesday. He said that Assad has got 95.1 percent votes.
War still continues in Syria
Hammud Sabbagh said that on Wednesday, the election, which lasted for 17 hours, saw 78.6 percent polling without an independent monitor. Assad faced symbolic competition from two candidates, a former minister and a former opposition figure. Assad has won the election at a time when conflict is going on in the country. Even though the scope of the conflict has become small, but the war is not over yet. On the other hand, the economic plight is increasing every day. 80 percent of Syria’s population lives below the poverty line. At the same time, the country’s currency is steadily declining.
Celebration in Damascus was celebrated as soon as victory was announced
Bashar al-Assad, his close associates and government officials are facing Western sanctions. European and American governments have blamed Assad and his allies for the atrocities in the war. At the same time, as soon as Assad’s victory was announced, there was a festive atmosphere in the capital Damascus. Fireworks and aerial firing were done in the sky. Thousands of people gathered at the major squares in Damascus and the coastal city of Tartas and were seen waving flags and photographs of Assad.
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