The chief of Syria's election commission on Wednesday declared President Bashar Assad the victor in balloting that offered little in the way of surprises and had been widely condemned as a sham.
Mohammad Jihad Lahaam, who also serves as speaker of Parliament, announced that Assad had cruised to a third seven-year term with 88.7% of the vote.
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