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Assad's Election: Damascus Stages Vote Amidst Civil War

Last week it was Egypt, today it's Syria where the established order is staging a presidential election. There's precious little doubt of an overwhelming landslide in favour of Bashar al Assad. His supporters argue that even in a fair fight where the whole of that war-torn country could cast ballots, he would still win. The opposition meanwhile claims that this is simple invention, with Assad directly responsible for bombing his own people from the air. What will today's election change?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Ammar ABD RABBO

Franco-Syrian photojournalist

Julien THÉRON

Middle East specialist, University of Versailles

Fahed Ibrahim BACHA

Member of the Union of Syrian Democrats

Mimi AL LAHAM

National Union of Syrian Students

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2017-03-23 London

Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 2)

May it never become the new normal. The rampage that has left four dead and scores injured at Westminster follows the ones in Nice and Berlin. This time, it was the beacon of...

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2017-03-23 London

Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 1)

May it never become the new normal. The rampage that has left four dead and scores injured at Westminster follows the ones in Nice and Berlin. This time, it was the beacon of...

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

Five-Way Showdown: Will first debate impact French presidential race? (part 1)

It was a spectacle unseen in previous French presidential races: lively exchanges but no knockout punches in a five-way candidates’ debate. The over three-hour long event served...

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

Five-Way Showdown: Will first debate impact French presidential race? (part 2)

It was a spectacle unseen in previous French presidential races: lively exchanges but no knockout punches in a five-way candidates’ debate. The over three-hour long event served...

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2017-03-20 USA

Spies and lies: FBI confirms Russia-Trump campaign probe (part 2)

FBI Director James Comey dropped a bombshell in front of Congressional lawmakers Monday. Comey confirmed his team is investigating links between individuals associated with the...

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