Bashar al Assad elected President of Syria with huge majority of votes.
Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammouda Sabbagh made this announcement on Thursday.
Bashar al Assad elected President of Syria with huge majority of votes
He announced that Dr. Bashar al-Assad secured 95.1% majority to become President of the Syrian Arab Republic.
“Dr. Bashar al-Assad gained 13.540.860 votes with 95.1% out of the total correct votes,” Speaker Sabbagh said at a press conference.
Moreover, he Sabbagh said that the number of voters who have the right to cast their votes inside and outside Syria reached 18.107.109.
Besides the number of those who cast their votes inside and outside the country reached 14.239.140 with 78.64%.
Rival candidates get less than 5% votes
The Speaker further said that the second candidate to the Post of President, Mr. Mahmoud Marei gained 470.276 votes: the 3.3% of the voters.
Mr. Abdallah Salloum Abdallah gained 213.968 votes: 1.5 % out of the correct voters.
Upon that, and according to article 86 of the constitution and item /B/ of article 79 of the general election law, and in light of the fact that Mr. Bashar al-Assad gained the majority of votes with 95.1%.
Therefore, he announced the election of Dr. Bashar al-Assad as president of the Syrian Arab Republic.