Syria's Assad sworn in for new seven-year term as president

By REUTERS
July 16, 2014 12:53






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



The presidential election, dismissed as a sham by Assad's opponents, was held last month in areas of central and northern Syria that remain under state control.


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