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Syria: 'Syrian people voted to restore peace and security' Assad advisor00:54

Syria: 'Syrian people voted to restore peace and security' Assad advisor

Syrian Arab Republic, damascus
June 6, 2014 at 17:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Syrians voted to restore peace and security in their country said Bouthaina Shaaban, an advisor to President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus Friday.

Shaaban, who served as the first Minister of Expatriates for the Syrian Arab Republic 2003 to 2008, said that 'the West has no right to give people our legitimacy', but it is the Syrian people who made the election legitimate.

Assad won the election on Wednesday winning an estimated 88.7 per cent of votes cast.According to Syria's constitutional court, an estimated 11.63 million people voted out of a total of 15.85 million eligible voters.

Syria: 'Syrian people voted to restore peace and security' Assad advisor00:54
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Syrians voted to restore peace and security in their country said Bouthaina Shaaban, an advisor to President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus Friday.

Shaaban, who served as the first Minister of Expatriates for the Syrian Arab Republic 2003 to 2008, said that 'the West has no right to give people our legitimacy', but it is the Syrian people who made the election legitimate.

Assad won the election on Wednesday winning an estimated 88.7 per cent of votes cast.According to Syria's constitutional court, an estimated 11.63 million people voted out of a total of 15.85 million eligible voters.