Syrian presidential election, 2007

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Syrian Presidential Election, 2007
Syria
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May 27, 2007 (2007-05-27)
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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%.

Result[edit]

According to Interior Minister Bassam Abdel Majeed, Assad won 97.62 per cent of the vote.[2][3] "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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