Does democracy choose a leader through the ballot box or on the battlefield? Bashar al-Assad, re-elected President of Syria with 88.7% of the votes.


Bashar Al Assad is reelected president of Syria with over ten million votes, almost 89% of votes received. Foreign governments and the UN discount this vote because of the ongoing war in Syria, despite the fact that they encouraged and even carried out elections during wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Oh the hypocrisy.

Western governments and media claim the Syrian people were forced to vote for Bashar Al Assad. I say, “Even the Syria citizens around the world who voted at embassies or even flew to Syria to vote?” Forced to vote? I say, “Were they forced to smile and laugh and dance in the streets to celebrate the president’s sweeping reelection?”

There were 22 million citizens living in Syria before the war. According to election results, almost 60% of Syrian citizens voted yesterday. That number would have been vastly larger had Western nations not blocked the votes of Syrians living overseas. And still, that number exceeds the voter turnout of many past presidential elections in the United States.

The people of Syria have spoken. They have voted to reelect President Bashar Al Assad. Will the world listen? Will the US, Saudi Arabia and other nations respect the choice of the Syrian people or will they continue to send foreign fighters money, supplies and weapons to continue their bid for regime change? Does democracy choose a leader through the ballot box, or on the battlefield? The Syrian people have spoken. May their decision be respected by all.

the real Syrian Free Press

Bashar Hafez al-Assad President of Syria-votes at 88_7

Best Wishes Syria, Best wishes Mr. President !

Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham announced Wednesday that Dr. Bashar Hafez al-Assad won the post of the Syrian Arab Republic’s President for a new constitutional term, having the majority of participants’ votes with 10.319.723 votes and 88.7% of the correct votes.

Al-Laham added at a press conference that the Higher Constitutional court reached to the final result of the elections for the President of Syria for 2014 as follows:

The number of those who have the right to take part in the presidential elections inside and outside Syria reached at 15.845.575 citizens and the number of participants in the voting reached at 11.634.412 while the number of invalid papers reached at 442.108 with 3.8%.

He added that the number of votes each candidate has gained in a proper sequence was: Dr. Bashar Hafez al-Assad is 10.319.723 votes with…

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About Leila

I am a wife and mother. I am an Orthodox Christian. I am a Syrian American with family living in Syria. I am a also a yoga teacher and freelance writer. I recently described myself in a job pitch as "a person who's lived in Portland, Oregon for over 20 years with a passion for writing and a passion for all things Portland. I'm a foodie, knitter, wine and beer lover, bee-keeper (yep, I said it), mead and fruit-liqueur maker, organic gardener, home-canner, hiker, biker, runner, and occasional skinny-dipper. I’ve camped all over the state, I sail a sailboat that’s moored on the Columbia (o.k., I'm the first mate), and I spend a large percentage of my time at our beach house in Seaside." That about sums it up.
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2 Responses to Does democracy choose a leader through the ballot box or on the battlefield? Bashar al-Assad, re-elected President of Syria with 88.7% of the votes.

  1. Zaki says:

    Thank you. I was unfortunately unable to vote for President Bashar this election in the US because representatives were not allowed to come take our votes. During the election in 2000 representatives were sent all the way even to Portland Oregon to take our votes.

    • Leila says:

      Thank you Zaki! The world has tried for four years to suppress the voice of the Syrian people, but we will not stay silent. It is our country and we love it and we have fought hard, each in our own way, to protect it! We will win, we will survive and we will thrive! Allah, Souria, Bashar wa bas!

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