Supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad celebrate before the results of the presidential election in Damascus, Syria, May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
May 28, 2021
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Friday congratulated Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on winning a fourth term in office, it said in a statement.
"We hope that upcoming years will be a great opportunity for Syria to return to playing its natural and leading role globally and regionally," it said.
Assad won the election on Thursday with a majority of 95.1%.
(This story corrects majority in para 3 to 95.1%, not 91.1%)