Syrian presidential election, 2000

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Syrian Presidential Election, 2000
← 1999 July 10, 2000 (2000-07-10) 2007 →
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Nominee Bashar al-Assad
Party Ba'ath Party
Popular vote 8,689,871
Percentage 99.7%

President before election

Hafez al-Assad
Ba'ath Party

Elected President

Bashar al-Assad
Ba'ath Party

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Presidential elections were held in Syria on 10 July 2000,[1] following the death of President Hafez al-Assad. The only candidate was his son, Bashar al-Assad, with voters asked to approve or reject his candidacy. A reported 99.7% of voters voted in favour, with a turnout of 94.6%.[2] Political opposition to the president was not allowed.[3]


Choice Votes %
Bashar al-Assad 8,689,871 99.7
Against 22,439 0.3
Invalid/blank votes 219,313
Total 8,931,623 100
Source: Nohlen et al.