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Voting in Syria for presidential election

  • Bashar al-Assad is expected to win the presidential election and thousands of Syrians voted  in government-controlled centers on Tuesday, June 3. 

    The election came in the middle of a three-year civil war, which has taken the lives of 160,000 people in the region. Assad faced two challengers, who weren't well-known before they declared their candidacy.

    Reports suggest that many people didn't want to go behind the curtain in order to vote at a polling station in Damascus. Moreover, a box with pins was made available to those wanted to vote with blood, which is a symbol of patriotism. 

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