May 13, 2014
Syria's Dirty Secret: Assad Could Win a Fair Vote
Faisal Al Yafai, The National
The Associated Press
Even the opposition inside the country conceded that, were there a free vote, Mr Al Assad would still have won. The regime was popular – not 97 per cent popular, but popular enough for a majority. To understand why, and to understand why millions will vote for Mr Al Assad in three weeks, it is important to understand how Syrians saw themselves then and how they see their country today.
TAGGED: Bashar Al-Assad, Syria, Middle East