A look at Assad and his challengers in Syria's presidential election

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 2, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Syrians vote on Tuesday in their country's first multicandidate presidential election. Previous votes were referendums in which Bashar Assad, and before him his father, Hafez, were the only names on the ballot and Syrians voted yes or no. Despite the presence of challengers on this year's ballots, there's little doubt that Assad will secure a third 7-year term. Here's a brief look at the candidates:

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