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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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Syrians think Presidential elections are 'a joke'

A photographer, working with renowned war correspondent Marie Colvin when she was killed in Syria, has said the Presidential elections are seen as "so grotesque" in Syria, most citizens think the ballot is "a joke".

Paul Conroy told Good Morning Britain Syrians "just laugh" at the elections as the country continues to be ripped apart by a three-year-long civil war.

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