Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks to journalists in the Hague, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Thursday slammed the Syrian election as a "farce," saying the world must come together to end what he described it as the phenomenon of Bashar Assad.Assad was declared the winner of Tuesday's presidential election in a landslide, capturing 88.7 percent of the vote.Russia said Thursday that observers had found the presidential election, in which Assad retained power, fair, free and transparent.Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt ridiculed the Syrian presidential election, saying the world should learn from such a display of "democracy".
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