Defiant Assad announces presidential elections in Syria

Chris

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Defiant Assad announces presidential elections in Syria
Assad is not expected to face any serious challengers.
By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
APRIL 21, 2021

Even as the fighting continues in Syria’s long-running civil war and the country remains deeply fragmented, a defiant Syrian President Bashar Assad announced that Syria will hold presidential elections next month. It will be the country's second presidential election to be held during the deadly decade-long civil war. The vote is scheduled for May 26. Parliament Speaker Hammouda Sabbagh said in a statement on Sunday that Syrians living abroad will be “able to vote at embassies” on May 20. Assad is not expected to face any serious challengers. Hussein Ibish, senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, told The Media Line that it is not unusual for an Arab country with a republic form of government, but led by a defacto dictator, to hold elections. "It's typical of the behavior of authoritarian and dictatorial leaders of republics," he said. A republic is supposed to be a democratic form of government, but in Syria this is in name only since there is no real democratic process. Thus, elections will be held, even though they are fraudulent.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/defiant-assad-announces-presidential-elections-in-syria-665814
 

DanLMP

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You mean they're going to hold a sham election in which they already know the outcome?

Why...that's unheard of!
 
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