Assad wins Syria election with 88.7 percent of votes: speaker

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 3:05 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote in Syria's presidential election, parliament speaker Mohammad al-Laham said on Wednesday, securing a third term in office despite a raging civil war which grew out of protests against his rule.

(Reporting by Dominic Evans)