Syrian presidential election, 2007

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Syrian Presidential Election, 2007
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  Bashar al-Assad (cropped).jpg

Nominee Bashar al-Assad
Party Ba'ath Party
Popular vote 11,199,445
Percentage 97.62%

President before election

Bashar al-Assad
Ba'ath Party

Elected President

Bashar al-Assad
Ba'ath Party

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A referendum to confirm the presidential candidate Bashar al-Assad was held in Syria on 27 May 2007, after the People's Council of Syria voted to propose the incumbent for a second term on 10 May 2007.1

According to the Syrian Constitution, the Arab Socialist Ba'at Party of Syria is the leader of the state and society and thus, the president should be a member of the party. The National Progressive Front, which is a political coalition led by the Ba'ath Party, nominates a candidate in parliament, the People's Council. The candidate must be approved by at least two thirds of the members to proceed to the next step which is a general referendum in which a candidate must claim a percentage of more than 50%.


According to Interior Minister Bassam Abdel Majeed, Assad won 97.62 per cent of the vote.23 "This great consensus shows the political maturity of Syria and the brilliance of our democracy," said the interior minister, while the ministry described voter turnout as "enormous".4

Option Votes %
Yes 11,199,445 97.62
No 19,653 0.17
Invalid 253,059 2.21
Total (turnout 95.86%)
(11,967,611 eligible)
11,472,157 100.0
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency


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