Around 89 percent of Syrians approved a new constitution, proposed by President Bashar al-Assad, in a referendum on Sunday, state television said on Monday.
Constitutional reforms are aimed at quelling the growing rebellion against the Assad family’s 42 years in power, but Assad’s opponents and the West have the dismissed the reforms and the referendum as a sham.
Turnout in the referendum was 57.4 percent, state television said.
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Will Assad use this as an excuse to continue the anti-rebel crackdown? Seems like it so far.
February 27, 2012 // 10:07 // 2 years ago