Bashar Bashes the Competition


Defense Tech would like to be the first in the blogosphere to congratulate Syrian president Bashar Assad on his stunning landslide victory for another seven years as ruler of Syria.

How he eeked out a 97 percent victory in an electoral field devoid of competition is the biggest mystery. Maybe it was his four-point healthcare plan or the Baath party's green energy agenda?

Nearly 12 million Syrians voted in the referendum a whopping 19,000 voted against Assad. What were they thinking?

As AFP points out: "With parliament having unanimously approved Assad's candidature and with vocal opponents of the regime locked up, the result was never in doubt."

...Kinda takes all the fun out of the whole election thing, though, doesn't it.

-- Christian

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