After completely steamrolling his opposition in the election, Assad posted the this status on his Facebook page:
Thank you to all Syrians for their high sense of nationalism and their notable participation…. for the future of Syria’s children and its youth let’s start from tomorrow our campaign of work to build hope and build Syria.
Despite the West and its allies trying destabilize Syria and take down Assad, he has managed to stay in power, while fighting back the terrorist forces of the Zionist West. Despite all the propaganda and lies, the Syrian people remained loyal and voted him back into power— voter turn out was around 78%!
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad won a fourth term in office with 95.1% of 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.
The win delivers Assad seven more years in power and lengthens his family’s rule to nearly six decades. His father Hafez al-Assad led Syria for 30 years until his death in 2000.
Rallies with thousands of people waving Syrian flags and holding pictures of Assad while singing and dancing had been taking place all day Thursday in celebration of holding the election ahead of the announcement of the result.Reuters.com
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