Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad wins by landslide in fraught election

//Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad wins by landslide in fraught election

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad wins by landslide in fraught election

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad won a fourth term in office with 95.1 per cent of the votes in an election that will extend his rule over a country ruined by war but which opponents and the West say was marked by fraud.Assad’s government says the election on Wednesday shows Syria is functioning normally despite the decade-old conflict, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and driven 11 million people – about half the population – from their homes.Head of parliament Hammouda Sabbagh…

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