"The incumbent President Bashar al-Assad won the election, securing the support of 95.1% of the voters," Sabbagh told a news conference in Damascus broadcast by Al-Ekhbariya television. "The voter turnout was 78%," he said, adding that over 14 million citizens took part in the election. The speaker drew attention to high responsibility of the people "that surpassed all expectations". "Syrians showed that they are full of determination to stand against dangerous challenges and wrote another glorious page in the history of their country," he added.
Al-Assad’s opponents racked up 3.3% and 1.5% of the vote.