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Syria's Bashar al-Assad wins controversial presidential election

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Published on Jun 4, 2014

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has won a third term in office getting 88.7 percent of the vote.

It gives him another seven years in office as a bloody three-year uprising against him continues to devastate the country.

It was the first time in decades that more than one person, outside the Assad family, had been allowed to stand as a presidential candidate.

The election was dismissed as a farce by the opposition and its Western allies including the United States and European Union as the vo...
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