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Syria Elections

Syrian President Assad Sworn In For Third Term

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In a lavish ceremony, a smiling and confident President Bashar Assad was sworn in for a third seven-year term on Wednesday, praising h...

On Felections (Fake Elections), Pan Arab Anthems, and a False Sense of Achievement

Sara Obeidat | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Sara Obeidat

Our outdated poems and literary texts emphasizing Arab unity are harming us more than influencing us at this stage, for they keep the hope or impression of an idea as being alive when in reality our leaders have killed those ideas off a long time ago with their foreign policies.

The Clever, 'Democratically Supported,' Bloodthirsty Tyrant

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

To be blunt, Syria's presidential contest is indeed incredibly insulting to anyone who can legitimately call himself or herself a democrat. Yet the voting that the Syrian National Coalition has called a "blood election" is an integral part of Assad's strategy for the war.

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrians Flood Embassy In Lebanon To Cast Ballots For Assad | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

YARZE, Lebanon -- They partied their way up the 10-kilometer hill toward the Syrian Embassy, waving flags and posters in the oppressive heat. They dod...

Syria Begins Presidential Election Campaigns Amid Devastating War

AP | By ALBERT AJI | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — On billboards and in posters taped to car windows, new portraits of President Bashar Assad filled the streets of Damascus on ...

Joshua Hersh

It's Presidential Campaign Season In Syria. This Is What It Looks Like | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- It started around the recent peace talks in Geneva, people say. One by one, the metal security grates outside the shops that li...

Assad: I Won't Go

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 07.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a newspaper interview Saturday he won't step down before elections and that the United States ha...

Syria Appoints New Prime Minister

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad appointed a loyalist as prime minister Wednesday as he battles a 15-month uprising against his rule that has g...

Syrian Election 'Borders On Ludicrous'

AP | BASSEM MROUE and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — International envoy Kofi Annan gave a bleak assessment of the crisis in Syria on Tuesday, saying violence remains at "unaccept...

Syrian Opposition Dismisses 'Sham' Elections

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 07.07.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrians voted in parliamentary elections Monday that the government praised as a milestone in promised political reforms, but ...

Aftershocks of the Egypt Spring on Syria

Sami Moubayed | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Logical analysis spells out democratic elections in Syria, not too far from now. Syrians are certain that once the violence stops, Syria will march toward a real democracy, just like Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Egypt.

Turkish PM To Syrian Refugees: 'Your Victory Is Close'

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Treated to a hero's welcome, Turkey's prime minister met Syrian refugees Sunday for the first time since his country opened its door...