BEIRUT

Middle East

Assad election illegal, revolt continues: opposition

Syrians hold pictures of re-elected Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as they celebrate after he was announced as the winner of the country's presidential elections on June 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID

BEIRUT: Syria's exiled opposition vowed Thursday to continue its uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, saying his election to a new seven-year term was "illegal".

"The Syrian National Coalition reaffirms that this election is illegal and does not represent the Syrian people," it said in response to Assad's landslide victory in a Tuesday election held only in government-controlled areas.

"The people are continuing in their revolution until its goals of freedom, justice and democracy are reached."

 

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