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Bashar al-Assad Assumes Presidency

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Bashar al-Assad Assumes Presidency

Bashar al-Assad Assumes Presidency

Bashar al-Assad Assumes Presidency

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Barbara Plett reports for the BBC that Bashar al-Assad officially becomes president of Syria today. Al-Assad takes the oath before parliament as president of Syria after winning an overwhelming vote in a nationwide referendum to take over the post held by his late father Hafez for 30 years.