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Syria's audacious democracy

Filed under: Middle East

President Bashar al Assad began his second term (7 years) in office on Tuesday. Once again Syria as other Arab and Muslim countries gave us a valuable lesson on democracy and basic human rights. 1) Assad was the only candidate to the Presidential Chair and 2) 97% of voters supported him

Let us not forget that Bashar inherited (mind you this is synonym with democratic elections in Mid East) his position from his father, Hafez al Assad in 2000. I suspect that we are about to see the same thing happening in Egypt soon enough. Any thoughts on that?

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