WorldViews: Syrian elections mocked with grim hashtag #AssadCampaignSlogans

By Adam Taylor, April 22, 2014

On Monday, the Syrian government made it official: Presidential elections will take place on June 3, despite the civil war that has been devastating the country for the past three years.

The news didn't take many by surprise. President Bashar al-Assad's term in office is almost over, and it appears he's already began campaigning. Many don't expect any surprises from the election either, with the opposition calling the election farcical and White House spokesman Jay Carney saying Assad was “making a mockery of his own pretensions to be a democratically elected leader.”

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