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Syrian Pharaoh?

Filed under: Middle East

The Syrian Parliament (Majlis Al Shaab) unanimously approved President Bashar Al-Assad as the solely candidate for the presidency, for a second mandate of 7 years. President Assad came to power in July 2000 with more than 90% of the electorate votes. A referendum will be held at the end of June, but the decision was already taken by the Syrian Baath party. As expected, in an authoritative regime, people will is unimportant.

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