Press TV, Damascus
The count of votes for Syria’s presidential elections ended on Thursday after millions of Syrians cast their ballots on the 26th of May to choose one of the three presidential candidates as the nation’s next leader.
Speaker of Syria’s Peoples’ Assembly, Hammouda Sabbagh, announced the final result in a press conference.
More than 13 million Syrians out of 14 million voted in favor of Assad. People filled the streets and main squares of major cities celebrating what they say is a victory against all states that opposed the elections.
Chanting slogans in support of President Bashar al-Assad, Syrians danced, sang and expressed in all ways possible their feelings for their leader.
Currently, the Syrians’ main demand is for President Assad to improve the economic situation in the country which is suffering under harsh economic sanctions imposed unilaterally by the West and the US.
It is a historic moment in Syria and Syrians have made that clear on the streets. They are celebrating victory over all states that wanted to forcibly topple the country’s president for years and they are showing that they are the owners of this land and have the right to determine the future of their country.