Assad gets second term with 97.62% of votes

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May 29, 2007 17:33

 
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Syrian President Bashar Assad won overwhelming support of his countrymen, scooping up 97.62 percent of votes in a nationwide referendum on his leadership in which he was the sole contestant. The vote secured Assad another seven years in office. His re-election had been assured from the start, since he was the only candidate in the balloting.

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