A tough race which Syrian President Bashar Assad won by a majority of 97.6% (he was unopposed, of course). From MEMRI.
On wall: “A Democracy of 99%, And Even More!” On toilet paper: “Referendum.”
Source: Al-Mustaqbal, Lebanon, May 29, 2007
The following is from the Kuwait Times:
“This great consensus shows the political maturity of Syria and the brilliance of our democracy and multi-party system,” [Syrian] Interior Minister Bassam Abdel Majeed said at a news conference to declare the results. “There has been some repetition of votes but we caught them by reviewing the voting lists,” Majeed said in response to a question about the possibility of vote-tampering.
Imagine my relief!