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Syrian presidential election, 2007

Syrian Presidential Election, 2007

May 27, 2007 (2007-05-27)


Nominee Bashar al-Assad
Party Ba'ath Party
Popular vote 11,199,445
Percentage 97.62%

President before election

Bashar al-Assad
Ba'ath Party

Elected President

Bashar al-Assad
Ba'ath Party

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A referendum to confirm the presidential candidate Bashar al-Assad was held in Syria on 27 May 2007, after the People's Council of Syria voted to propose the incumbent for a second term on 10 May 2007.[1]

Electoral system

According to the Syrian Constitution, the Arab Socialist Ba'at Party of Syria is the leader of the state and society and thus, the President should be a member of the party. The National Progressive Front, a political coalition led by the Ba'ath Party, nominated a candidate in the People's Council. The candidate had to be approved by at least two-thirds of MPs to proceed to the referendum, in which a candidate had to received at least 50% of the vote.


Choice Votes %
For 11,199,445 99.82
Against 19,653 0.18
Invalid/blank votes 253,059
Total 11,472,157 100
Registered voters/turnout 11,967,611 95.86
Source: IFES


Interior Minister Bassam Abdel Majeed claimed "This great consensus shows the political maturity of Syria and the brilliance of our democracy,", while the ministry described voter turnout as "enormous".[2]


  1. ^ Syrians Vote For Assad in Uncontested Referendum : Foes of President Boycott Election Washington Post, 28 May 2007
  2. ^ Syria's Assad wins another term BBC News, 29 May 2007
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