Presidential Election

Hezbollah: Syrian vote, triumph to the axis of resistance

alalam_635378501618912278_25f_4x31-300x173Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem says the recent Syrian presidential election paved way for the postwar phase and save Syria from the ongoing crisis.
“The Syrian presidential election lays the foundation for the postwar phase, and we are now in a new stage in the challenge against the plot to bring down the resistance in Syria,” he said.
“What happened [in the presidential election] is a triumph to the axis of the resistance and to Syria,” he said, in reference President Bashar Assad’s victory in last week’s election.
He said that the United States was now confused after it lost its bet in Syria.
“They now do not know what to do, the United States now does not know what to do and what it wants,” he said.
“That is why it is now waiting for the developments to see how it can ease its losses.”
Syria held its first multi-candidate presidential election on June 3.
According to official figures released late on Wednesday, President Bashar Assad won nearly 90 percent of the votes.
Following the announcement, crowds took to the streets throughout the country to celebrate the landslide victory of Assad.
Delegations from different countries, including Iran, Russia, the Philippines, Bolivia, Venezuela, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe and Uganda, monitored the presidential election in Syria.
However, the vote result has drawn angry reactions from the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) – the country’s Western-backed opposition group – and a number of its foreign supporters.
The SNC has described the election as illegitimate. The United States and Britain have also voiced concern over the vote, with US Secretary of State John Kerry calling the poll a “great big zero.”

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