President al-Assad Receives Cable of Congratulations from Iranian president on Winning Presidential Elections

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ President Bashar al-Assad received yesterday a cable of congratulations from Iran ‘s President Hassan Rohani, on winning the presidential elections in which the Iranian leader stressed that the success of these elections reflected the will of the resistant Syrian people to strengthen their role in the political arena and maintain self-determination.

Rohani said that results of the election showed the Syrian people's confidence entrusted in President al-Assad and his intention to move towards stability, security and national reconciliation, expressing full confidence that Syria led by President Assad, is proceeding for peace, stability and national unity, will surpass the crisis through national reconciliation and building its economy.

Nicaragua's Ortega Congratulates President Al-Assad on Winning Elections

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Jose Daniel Ortega Saavedra of Nicaragua  on Saturday congratulated President Bashar Al-Assad on winning the recently held presidential elections.

In a cable sent on behalf of the Nicaraguan people and government and on his own behalf, President Ortega hailed President Al-Assad's efforts to enhance stability and peace and to consolidate Syria's model as a country which seeks a world in which dialogue, solidarity and integration prevail.

President al-Assad receives congratulations from Russian, Venezuela and DPRK Presidents on Winning Presidential Elections

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ President Bashar al-Assad received today (Friday) a cable of congratulations from President Vladimir Putin, of the Federal Republic of Russia on the occasion of winning Syrian presidency elections

"Results of the vote clearly show the confidence entrusted by the Syrian people in President Assad," President Putin stressed in his message, expressing best wishes for President Assad’s continued success in leading Syria to what is good for the Syrians.

President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad declared the winner in Syria's recent multi-Candidate Elections

 DAMASCUS, (ST)_ President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad was declared here Wednesday evening as the winner in Syria's recent multi-candidate elections.

President Bashar Al-Assad won a third 7-year presidential term with the absolute majority: 10 million, 319 thousand and 723 voters voted President Al-Assad with an 88,7 percentage.

11 million, 634 thousand and 412 Syrians participated in the balloting process. 15 million, 845 thousand and 575 Syrians were eligible for voting. 442108 balloting papers were considered invalid, according to the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Multi-candidate Presidential Elections Started at 7:00 a.m. Local Time

 DAMASCUS,(ST)_ Tens of Thousands of Syrians queued since the early morning hours Tuesday before ballot boxes to cast their votes in the Presidential elections.

The elections started at  7 a.m. sharp and are due to continue up to 7 p.m. local time, and in case of a high turnout- as expected- balloting would be extended for five more hours by a decision from the Higher Judicial Committee for Elections.

As expected earlier, due to huge turnouts by the Syrian voters countrywide,  the Higher Judicial Committee for Elections decided to extend the voting process by five extra hours  until 12:00 midnight.

Parliamentarian delegations from Iran, Russia, activists from the USA, Canada, Ireland, hundreds of journalists are present in Syria to accompany today's democratic manifestation.