Syrian voters go to polls in election Assad is expected to win

June 3, 2014 6:01 PM

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Syrians headed to the polls Tuesday to choose a president amid the threat of attacks by rebels and deep uncertainty regarding their war-ravaged nation’s fate.

Voting, held only in government-controlled areas covering about 40% of the country, began at 7 a.m. in about 9,600 locations. President Bashar Assad, facing two relatively unknown opponents, was widely expected to win a new term.

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