US State Senator: Syria’s Assad will Win 90% of Votes if Election Held Now
State Senator from Virginia Richard Black stated on Monday citing American intelligence sources that Syrian president Bashar Assad would win 90 percent of the vote in the country should the election be held in the nearest future.
Assad would receive 90 percent of the vote if an election took place at the moment based on recent intelligence gathered, Black told Sputnik.
“I have had people that I worked very closely with who gather intelligence from Syria… and several interesting things come out of the reports I’ve received back,” Black noted. “Right now I would say if you could hold an election in Syria… President Assad would probably be reelected with 90% of the vote and that’s including the terrorist occupied areas.”
The senator said the intelligence also revealed that “people are totally supportive of President Assad and the first lady Asma Assad, who is I think one of the great first ladies of the world.”
“Totally self-sacrificing people,” the senator added. “Unlike many leaders of the world they are not greedy, they are not hoarding national wealth, they are sacrificing themselves for the future of their nation. So the people love them.”
“There is almost total unity of the religions. The Christians, the Alawites, the Sunnis, the Shiites, the Druze, they’re all fighting together to retain Syria,” he explained.