May 13, 2014

Syria's Dirty Secret: Assad Could Win 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.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Syria, Bashar Al-Assad

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