Syrian president Assad sworn in for new seven-year term

President Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a new seven-year term on state television after an election victory that underlined his grip on power more than three years into Syria's civil war.

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Bashar al-Assad sworn in again as Syrian president

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has been sworn today in for a new seven-year term.

The ceremony was broadcast on state television. Credit: RTV

The election, dismissed as a sham by Assad's opponents, underlines his grip on power more than three years into Syria's civil war.

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad walks down a red carpet as he is sworn in for a new term. Credit: RTV

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