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.

MP Hazar al-Deqr to ST: Syrian People's Attitude Indicates Presidential Election Result

The clear-cut attitude of the majority of the Syrian people is an indication of the Presidential election's result that will be a slap in the face of those who have been involved in the crisis in Syria.

This is what the MP Hazar al-Deqr said in an interview with Syriatimes newspaper.

She expects a high voter turnout on the election day, set on June 3rd, because the Syrian people insist on practicing their democratic right to choose a president from three candidates- Dr. Bashar al-assad, Dr. Hassan al-Nouri and Mr. Maher Hajjar.

"It is the first multi-candidate election and it enhances democracy in our country," Eng. Al-Deqr said, adding that the US administration and its ilk have bet on gangs and they want the tailored democracy that serves their interests in the region.

Dr. Aysar al-Midani to ST: President Al-Assad ‘great leader’

She has decided to come to her homeland to tell the Syrian people living in the so-called democratic countries to come to Syria in order to cast their vote in the first multi-candidate presidential election.

Dr. Aysar al-Midani, a Syrian expatriate living in Paris, arrived here on May 24th to take part in the June 3rd election as the French government has decided to prevent the Syrians living in their country from voting in the election, set on May 28th for Syrians living abroad. 

Massive Turnout of Voters Coming to Syrian Embassy in Beirut to Choose their President

BEIRUT- For the second day running, the Syrian embassy in Beirut is witnessing a huge turnout of voters who have come to take part in the presidential elections and practice their right and duty in choosing a president for their country.

Yesterday, the embassy, due to the great turn out, extended the time of receiving Syrian voters for another whole day. 

Since the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Syrians in Lebanon flocked in thousands towards the Syrian embassy in Beirut to affirm their insistence to practice their constitutional rights and their adherence to the sovereignty, the legitimacy and constitution of their homeland.