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Latest update : 2014-06-04

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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2015-04-23 immigration

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It's a death toll equivalent to eight Germanwings Airbus crashes. The 1,200 would-be migrants who have drowned in less than a week in the Mediterranean have prompted Europe's...

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2015-04-23 European Union

Migrant Deaths: Decision Time for Europe (part 1)

It's a death toll equivalent to eight Germanwings Airbus crashes. The 1,200 would-be migrants who have drowned in less than a week in the Mediterranean have prompted Europe's...

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2015-04-22 Yemen

Yemen Conflict: Shifting Sands, Shifting Loyalties (part 2)

Within hours of announcing the end of its military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi-led coalition planes bombed the city of Taiz. Fighting is also continuing in the...

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2015-04-22 Yemen

Yemen Conflict: Shifting Sands, Shifting Loyalties (part 1)

Within hours of announcing the end of its military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi-led coalition planes bombed the city of Taiz. Fighting is also continuing in the...

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2015-04-21 Holocaust

Judging the past: Auschwitz 'bookkeeper' goes on trial in Germany (part 1)

He's called the "accountant of Auschwitz". 93-year-old Oskar Gröning is standing trial in the German town of Luneburg, charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Holocaust...

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