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In what should surprise no one who is familiar with the Syrian political situation, President Bashar Al-Assad has been re-elected in a landslide victory on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014.
Assad won with 88.7% of the vote, securing a third term in office and seven more years as president of Syria.
Jihad Lahan, Speaker of the Syrian Parliament, announced the results earlier, also stating that Hassan Al-Nouri won 4.3% and Maher Hajjar took 3.2% of the vote.
Syria's Supreme Constitutional Court deemed the voter turnout to be 73.42 percent.
After the announcement of the election results, Damascus erupted with joy and celebration as well as pro-Assad chants. Meanwhile, in Beruit, U.S. Secretary of State and Skull and Bones member John Kerry, erupted in fits of rage and tired propaganda talking points.