Syria election: Assad win expected amid civil war

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The election in Syria has been dismissed in many opposition-held areas of the country where violence has been unrelenting. A win for current Syrian President Bashar Assad will likely boost his support base and make the conflict in the country drag on even longer. CCTV’s Nathan King reports.

Syria election: Assad win expected amid civil war

Syria election: Assad win expected amid civil war

The tightly-choreographed election in Syria was dismissed in many opposition-held areas of Syria, where violence has been unrelenting. A win for Assad will likely boost his support base and make the conflict in the country drag even longer. CCTV's Nathan King has more on the Syrian election.

For analysis on the Syrian presidential elections, CCTV’s Elaine Reyes is joined by Tony Badran. He’s a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focusing on Syrian foreign policy and U.S. policy towards the country.

Tony Badran on Syrian presidential elections

Tony Badran on Syrian presidential elections

For analysis on the Syrian presidential elections, CCTV's Elaine Reyes is joined by Tony Badran. He's a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focusing on Syrian foreign policy and U.S. policy towards the country.