Assad Wins Presidency with Sweeping Majority

Assad won the presidency with a majority of 10,319,723, or 88.7% of the correct votes

The Speaker of the People's Assembly, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham announced on Wednesday that Bashar Hafez Assad won the post of President of the Syrian Arab Republic for a new constitutional term, with a majority of 10,319,723, or 88.7% of the correct votes.


At a press conference, Laham said that the Higher Constitutional Court concluded the final results 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, while the number of participants who voted was 11,634,412. The number of invalid votes was 442,108, or 3.8%.


Laham added that the number of votes each candidate was: Bashar Hafez al-Assad with 10,319,723, or 88.7% out of the correct votes, Hassan Abdullah al-Nouri, with 500,279, or 4.3% of the valid votes, Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar with 372,301 or 3.2% of valid votes.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer




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