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Assad wins Syrian election with '88.7% of vote'

President Bashar al-Assad has won the Syrian presidential election with 88.7% of the vote, according to the parliament's speaker.

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Assad wins Syrian election with '88.7% of vote'

Assad and his wife Asma cast their votes in Damascus on June 3rd. Credit: Reuters

President Bashar al-Assad has won the Syrian presidential election with 88.7% of the vote, according to the parliament's speaker.

Syrians in rebel-held areas across the country dismissed the polls as a sham and a farce.

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