(Ynet / Worthy News)– Syrian President Bashar Assad has won re-election in a landslide with 88.7 percent of the vote, Syria's parliament speak said Wednesday night.
Syria's constitutional court said turnout for the election was 73.4 percent. A spokesman for the court said 11.63 million Syrians voted in Tuesday's election inside the country and in an earlier round of voting outside Syria for refugees and expatriates. There were 15.85 million eligible voters in total, he said.
Assad's foes have dismissed the election as a charade, saying the two relatively unknown challengers offered no real alternative and that no poll held in the midst of civil war could be considered credible.