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Syrian embassy celebrates Assad’s victory

A Syrian woman casts her ballot for her country's presidential election at the Syrian embassy in Yarze, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: The Syrian Embassy in Lebanon organized a ceremony Saturday celebrating the election of Bashar Assad to the role of Syrian president for a third term.

Political parties allied to Assad dominated the visitors; notably representatives of Hezbollah, the Amal Movement, the Free Patriotic Movement, the Marada Movement, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, the Arab Socialist Baath Party and the Independent Nasserites (Mourabitoun) Movement.

Syrian ambassador Ali Abdul-Karim Ali delivered a speech in which he thanked those who attended, stressing the significance of the event in showing “the Syrian people’s trust in their government.”

 

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