Muqtada al-Sadr, the head of Sadr’s movement in Iraq, congratulated Bashar al-Assad on his victory in the Syrian presidential election on Saturday night.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA):
In this message, Muqtada al-Sadr, while congratulating the victory of Bashar al-Assad, stated that the honor of Syria and its dignity is the honor of the Syrians and their dignity.
The head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, also sent a message on Saturday night congratulating Bashar al-Assad on his victory in the Syrian presidential election and called for the expansion of relations.
“Bashar al-Assad has won the presidential election with 95.1 percent of the vote,” Syrian Parliament Speaker Hamouda Sabbagh told a news conference on Friday morning.
According to the speaker of the Syrian parliament, out of 14 million 239 thousand Syrians who participated in the presidential election, 13 million 540 thousand 360 voted for Bashar al-Assad.
Mahmoud Marie and Abdullah Salum Abdullah, the other Syrian presidential candidates, received 470,276 votes (equivalent to 3.3% of votes) and 213,968 votes (equivalent to 1.5% of votes), respectively.
The speaker of the Syrian parliament announced a 78% turnout in the presidential election.
The Syrian presidential election was held last Wednesday with three candidates competing and It was well received by the Syrian people.
With the announcement of the victory of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the recent election, the Syrian people celebrated in different cities.