'Sham' Syrian constitution: 89.4 % vote to keep Assad till 2028

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Over 89 per cent of Syrians approved a new constitution, proposed by President Bashar al-Assad, in a referendum on Sunday, state television said on Monday.

The new constitution that could keep Mr Assad in power until 2028 was condemned by world leaders as a “sham”.

“The referendum in Syria is nothing more than a farce,” said Guido Westerwelle, the German foreign minister. “Sham votes cannot be a contribution to a resolution of the crisis. Assad must finally end the violence and clear the way for a political transition.”

Turnout in the referendum was 57.4 percent, state television said.

The European Union earlier on Monday agreed new sanctions against Syria, including a freeze on assets of the country’s central bank, but has pulled back from targeting crucial Syrian mineral exports and commercial flights.

A meeting of EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed other new “restrictive measures” including a ban on cargo flight into the EU, the blacklisting of seven people close to Mr Assad and restrictions on trade in gold and precious metals.

The move came as France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy says that plans to evacuate two wounded foreign journalists from a besieged Syrian town are beginning to take shape.

Mr Sarkozy told French radio RTL on Monday that “we have the beginning of a solution” to evacuate Paul Conroy and Edith Bouvier, the British and French journalists trapped in Baba Amr neighborhood of the Syrian city of Homs.

The ban on Syrian cargo flights to the EU, has a loophole, if aircraft are carrying any passengers they will be given the all clear.

Britain and other countries had also urged a ban on phosphate imports from Syria, the country’s sixth largest exports industry with 40 per cent of trade accounted for by the EU.

But Greece which is one of the main buyers of Syrian phosphates in Europe, opposed the ban because it is facing a major slump and debt crisis.

Other countries, doing extensive business with Syria, argued against full sanctions against the Syrian central bank, fearing that the measures would halt all trade.

A proposal to ban commercial flights between Europe and Syria was dropped as it would complicate efforts to evacuate European citizens, such as the journalists caught up in Homs fighting.

The EU has already imposed oil and arms embargoes against Syria in response to a government suppression of dissent that has left more than 7,600 people dead, according to rights groups, since anti-regime protests erupted in March.

William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, called for more sanctions against Syria in the wake of continuing “appalling” violence.

The lack of a UN Security Council declaration has weakened international diplomatic efforts to end the violence, and Mr Hague warned Russia and China’s veto was seen as wrong “in the eyes of the world”.

He said new efforts to get a UN resolution would be taken up once morein New York later this week.

EU foreign ministers will also endorse Friday’s Tunis statement calling on the Syrian leader to step down and urging the setting up of a UN peacekeeping force.

Mr Hague dismissed Sunday’s Syrian “referendum” as of no relevance to international efforts to impose a “diplomatic and economic stranglehold on the Assad regime” to “choke off support for its campaign of terror”.

But the Foreign Secretary is against arming the Syrian opposition.

On Monday, he welcomed the Arab League’s support and its readiness to join peacekeeping efforts, but pointed out: “For that to work, there has to be a peace to keep.”

The trapped journalists, Conroy and Bouvier were wounded in a government attack on a makeshift media centre on Wednesday.

Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the same attack.

Mr Sarkozy said “it seems that things are starting to get unblocked” after days of failed attempts to evacuate the wounded reporters and the bodies of the dead. He did not provide details.

Telegraph

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94 responses to “'Sham' Syrian constitution: 89.4 % vote to keep Assad till 2028”

  1. I said they would vote him in for life just yesterday but I guess I was wrong they only extended his term another 16 years. Thats got to be the longest presidential term in the world.

  2. I said they would vote him in for life just yesterday but I guess I was wrong they only extended his term another 16 years. Thats got to be the longest presidential term in the world.

  3. 5thDrawer Avatar

    57.4 X .894 = 51.3156 ….. A simple majority of the fearful. What can we say? Putin will be pleased.

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    57.4 X .894 = 51.3156 ….. A simple majority of the fearful. What can we say? Putin will be pleased.

  5. 2028? and saddam got 100% of the vote at every elections too, what a joke

    1. THESOUTHWILLRISEAGAIN20 Avatar
      THESOUTHWILLRISEAGAIN20

      Geo,

      Why is this a joke most people support Bashar,the protests are only in
      Homs,Idlib Hama and Darra,that it never reached the capital,
      I also see alot of support for him from the states to Canada,
      and I also saw a month ago when millions took the streets for him
      that a helicopter had to show the sea of people,so im not shocked
      at all,it seems the ones that dont support him are shokcked,but if
      he didnt have that many people behind him there is no way he could
      last as long as he did and the army is still committed to him,meaning
      the army has seen what the so called unarmed protestors are doing
      and support Bashars cause,if they didnt they wouldve killed him by
      now,anyway all im saying is, the fact is its approaching a year and the
      protests havent reached the capital and the army is still with its leader
      tells me 2 things one the people do not feel there leader is a butcher,
      and 2 the army doesnt feel there leader is a butcher….so the consitiution
      which i Think is very fair and not like Saddam which was for life,is being
      supported by many cause this is something they never thought would even
      be an option….so remember they are voting for a constitution not a president
      so at worst if the oppostion doesnt win in ousting Bashar they at least feel
      they contributed in changing the constitution which means probably many of the
      oppsostion supported this as well…Good Day Geo

      1. you are blind to what really matters, each individual life on the surface level matters more than any youtube video you can point me out to…his time is up as is all tyrants. you want to speak of the NWO and other “puppet master” theories, but you deny those human beings the same freedoms you enjoy by supporting the criminals who are being controlled by the “puppet masters”. Do you think Israel and the US want assad to fall, lol? come on man, its the only reason why he’s still there…he is just another tool being used for the ‘world order’ you tell me im blind to? open your eyes man, the nwo is much more wide spread than you can imagine, you  are even part of it without even knowing lol…

  6. 2028? and saddam got 100% of the vote at every elections too, what a joke

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      Geo,

      Why is this a joke most people support Bashar,the protests are only in
      Homs,Idlib Hama and Darra,that it never reached the capital,
      I also see alot of support for him from the states to Canada,
      and I also saw a month ago when millions took the streets for him
      that a helicopter had to show the sea of people,so im not shocked
      at all,it seems the ones that dont support him are shokcked,but if
      he didnt have that many people behind him there is no way he could
      last as long as he did and the army is still committed to him,meaning
      the army has seen what the so called unarmed protestors are doing
      and support Bashars cause,if they didnt they wouldve killed him by
      now,anyway all im saying is, the fact is its approaching a year and the
      protests havent reached the capital and the army is still with its leader
      tells me 2 things one the people do not feel there leader is a butcher,
      and 2 the army doesnt feel there leader is a butcher….so the consitiution
      which i Think is very fair and not like Saddam which was for life,is being
      supported by many cause this is something they never thought would even
      be an option….so remember they are voting for a constitution not a president
      so at worst if the oppostion doesnt win in ousting Bashar they at least feel
      they contributed in changing the constitution which means probably many of the
      oppsostion supported this as well…Good Day Geo

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        you are blind to what really matters, each individual life on the surface level matters more than any youtube video you can point me out to…his time is up as is all tyrants. you want to speak of the NWO and other “puppet master” theories, but you deny those human beings the same freedoms you enjoy by supporting the criminals who are being controlled by the “puppet masters”. Dont you think Israel and the US want assad to fall, lol? come on man, its the only reason why he’s still there…he is just another tool being used for the ‘world order’ you tell me im blind to? open your eyes man, the nwo is much more wide spread than you can imagine, you  are even part of it without even knowing lol…

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          Fadi,

          All I was saying was what your saying could be totally accurate,
          but all im saying is he has the support of many,trust me I see it
          and hear it from people who got family back home,especially
          the christans….But your points have some validity to them.

  7. prophettt Avatar

    I have another T ready,lol
    Where did Yalibnan obtain its information from? Every website I looked at reported that 89.4% approved the new constitution. No other news site reported that the 89.4% voted to keep Assad until 2028. I have trouble beleiving that 89.4 voted for the new constitution myself, but Yalibnan seems to have twisted the story .
    NT Times, Elaph,and many others have reported what Alarabyia ran in its story.
    I copied and pasted the entire story reported by Alarabyia TV,which happens to be anti Assad.The story makes it clear that It is a referendum on the New constitution. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
    العربية.نتوافق 89.4% من الناخبين السوريين على مشروع الدستور الجديد الذي تم الاستفتاء عليه أمس الأحد، بحسب ما أعلن وزير الداخلية السوري محمد نضال الشعار اليوم الاثنين.

    وقال الوزير السوري للصحافيين إن 8.376 مليون ناخب أي نسبة “57.4%، مارسوا حقهم في الاستفتاء و89.4% وافقوا على المشروع”.وأضاف أن 753.208 ناخبين رفضوا المشروع، أي بنسبة 9% من الناخبين، وهناك 132.920 “ورقة باطلة”.وأعد الدستور في إطار إصلاحات وعدت بها السلطات في محاولة لتهدئة الاحتجاجات غير المسبوقة ضد النظام التي تواجه بحملة قمع دموية تسببت بمقتل أكثر من 7600 شخص حتى الآن، بحسب المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان ومقرّه بريطانيا.ويلغي الدستور الجديد الدور القيادي لحزب البعث القائم منذ 50 عاماً. فقد حلت فقرة تنص على “التعددية السياسية” محل المادة الثامنة التي تشدد على دور حزب البعث “القائد في الدولة والمجتمع”.وتنص المادة 88 على أن الرئيس لا يمكن أن ينتخب لأكثر من ولايتين كل منها من سبع سنوات. لكن المادة 155 توضح أن هذه المواد لا تنطبق على الرئيس الحالي إلا اعتباراً من الانتخابات الرئاسية المقبلة التي يفترض أن تجري في 2014. ويبقي الدستور على صلاحيات واسعة للرئيس. وقد دعت المعارضة الى مقاطعة الاستفتاء.
    I’m not questioning the integrity of Ylibnan, but I hope they would confirm this story, or make the necessary correction.

    1. dabshaleem Avatar

      thats maens ther r 753.208 salfites in syri mr

      1. prophettt Avatar

        lol dab

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Geezzz .. you awarded him another ‘like’? Did you check the math ?? Hahahahhaa
          Ok .. he was funny too …

      2. first of all welcome to this cyber hole in the wall , no doubt  there are countless syrians that are NOT unhappy with bashar , further i dont doubt that there is no shortage of spectators with crocodile tears  licking their chops hoping that the outcome serves their intrest at the end of the syrian chambles ….i am not one of them 
         
        i dont trust any of them unless they have  a loud and clear record of being equally outraged when blood is spilled by other regimes they happen to be friends with.  i stated before i am not in alliance with any political group and do NOT wish evil or misfortune agianst anyone but i am  a total believer that cars have personalities,,, companies have personalities,,, governments have personalities, and  this regime has a personality that many lebanese are intimately familiar with after 30 years of controling diabolical occupation ! this same regime is no doubt not innocent  of what is being reported , no doubt there are thugs and opportunists in almost every organazation including the members of the revolution and i have no faith of a happy ending having taken note of what lebanese people did to one another with nothing accomplished whatsoever. peace to all.

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar

      You are right, of course, Prophet … but the wording of that new piece of poop translates into Assad being guaranteed to stay … and control … because, of course, the peasants really couldn’t be expected to function as a viable ‘opposition’ in the parliament until that time, and nothing could work right until they learn ‘how’.
      After that, ostensibly, they could be free to elect whom they choose … 😉

      1. prophettt Avatar

        Sorry 5th, the headline and the content of the story are misleading no matter how one spins it. A news outlet should  not be in the business of interpretation, but rather  report the story as it is,and let the readers interpret and analysis as they wish.

        1. THESOUTHWILLRISEAGAIN20 Avatar
          THESOUTHWILLRISEAGAIN20

          Prophtettt,

          5th is a rightwing extremist who justifies every error his views support
          with an excuse,but if someone from the other side has an opinion look
          out,people like that are usually newt gingrich type followers,anyway ive
          read alot of what 5th has said and im sorry i waisted so much time reading
          such bull shit,anyway I always enjoy reading your views and we may not
          agree on a few issues,your clean and proper,so my hat off to you young man.

        2. OH 5th you kafir nazi zionist right wing swastika, the south will rise knows your number…. hahahahahahahahahahaha
          oops sorry guys forgot salafist……

        3. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Hey Prophet … got any extra ‘r’s over there??  :-)))
          Oh dear … now I’m right-wing and I like Newt … the guy who will by the end of his second term as President have a village on the moon. You can see why they have that style of Democracy over there … and no health-plan. Like Lebanon … south vs north too, obviously.
          I suppose I could fill a page with bullshit … too. But lately the ‘repartee’ is becoming fun. 🙂

        4. prophettt Avatar

          Thank you for the kind words,THE SOUTHwillriseagain20……………..I’m not as young as you might think,lol

      2. prophettt Avatar

        Sorry 5th, the headline and the content of the story are misleading no matter how one spins it. A news outlet should  not be in the business of interpretation, but rather  report the story as it is,and let the readers interpret and analysis as they wish.

        1. THESOUTHWILLRISEAGAIN20 Avatar
          THESOUTHWILLRISEAGAIN20

          Prophtettt,

          5th is a rightwing extremist who justifies every error his views support
          with an excuse,but if someone from the other side has an opinion look
          out,people like that are usually newt gingrich type followers,anyway ive
          read alot of what 5th has said and im sorry i waisted so much time reading
          such bull shit,anyway I always enjoy reading your views and we may not
          agree on a few issues,your clean and proper,so my hat off to you young man.

        2. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Hey Prophet … got any extra ‘r’s over there??  :-)))
          Oh dear … now I’m right-wing and I like Newt … the guy who will by the end of his second term as President have a village on the moon. You can see why they have that style of Democracy over there … and no health-plan. Like Lebanon … south vs north too, obviously.
          I suppose I could fill a page with bullshit … too. But lately the ‘repartee’ is becoming fun. 🙂

      3. prophettt Avatar

        5TH, dab earn my “like”. He made me laugh because He really did the math.lol. You’ve got to be fair now.He is funny sometimes.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          I confess .. I dropped one on him too … HAHAHAHAHAA
          Man .. I hope it doesn’t go to his head … that’s 2 in a week (shiver)

      4. prophettt Avatar

        5TH, dab earn my “like”. He made me laugh because He really did the math.lol. You’ve got to be fair now.He is funny sometimes.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          I confess .. I dropped one on him too … HAHAHAHAHAA
          Man .. I hope it doesn’t go to his head … that’s 2 in a week (shiver)

    3. put your seat belt on prophet, ia m ready to wave at you as you get excomunicated lol.

      1. prophettt Avatar

        lol geo, I have my T ready. This story is full of false information. Very misleading,and I won’t keep my mouth shut.lol

    4.  This website is a little unprofessional as far as the reporting and very bias. Its clear all the reporters have chosen sides in the conflict and I have actually seen articles where they add a few sentences at the bottom where they analyze the comments for you. People on this website then start commenting based on what they read trying to be “politically correct” witch is basically another word for think as we teach you. I like this website because I get to comment and normally I get a good response because I dont stick to whats considered normal on this website.

      I think this page is more of a news blog for march 14 disguised as a news website. I see it that way at least.

      I want to note that I am not a fan of Assad, March 8 or March 14. I hate them all equally and I am simply saying things as I see them.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        No Bad … it’s simply Ghassan’s Blog … where you can drop a line anytime. 🙂
        Actually he posts MUCH more real news than any Tripoli outlet … strange.

        I suppose when the ‘Reporter Sect’ finds it’s members being killed, they can’t help having opinions too.

      2. Did you make 6 different accounts to like your own comments lol

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          There has been a flood of ‘them’ lately Beiruti … I suspect a conspiracy … only a theory so far mind you … but view the evidence … Iranian propagandists are everywhere. 😉

        2. 5thDrawer Avatar

          There has been a flood of ‘them’ lately Beiruti … I suspect a conspiracy … only a theory so far mind you … but view the evidence … Iranian propagandists are everywhere. 😉

        3. According to a crs rerport for congress called Iran: Ethnic and religious minorities done nov 5 2008 by Hussain D Hassan. 51% are Shia and you can look that up on google.

           no share the comments on yahoo, google and facebook and get more replies. Im not 5yr to do that,

        4. According to a crs rerport for congress called Iran: Ethnic and religious minorities done nov 5 2008 by Hussain D Hassan. 51% are Shia and you can look that up on google.

           no share the comments on yahoo, google and facebook and get more replies. Im not 5yr to do that,

    5. prophet get ready for another t and bad ass get ready for another ass I mean ess sorry hahahahahahahahaha

      1. prophettt Avatar

        Hannibal,  I see everyone is waving good by to me already,lol
        Soon I will be The late Prophetttt.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          ‘Better late than neverrrrrr ‘ 🙂

      2. prophettt Avatar

        Hannibal,  I see everyone is waving good by to me already,lol
        Soon I will be The late Prophetttt.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          ‘Better late than neverrrrrr ‘ 🙂

    6. prophettt Avatar

      Bad Ass,
      To be fair, yalibnan has been around much longer than M14. We have to realize that most,if not all, news outlets have their political agenda and support one side or another, but what is not acceptable is for a News site to purposely report a misleading story ,or a story which is full of disinformation.Altering facts,and reporting information which can not be verified is not professional, to say the least. Being a supporter of M14 is something I can live with, but I can’t live with deception.Propaganda has its limitation,and the last thing a News site needs is to be labeled a propaganda tool. It simply looses the readers respect,even those who support same views.

      1. click on the about button on the top of the page. This website was created the day march 14 was. Its in the mission statement of the website. Normally news casts dont report a story unless its verified or from a reputable source. I dont care who they support and its not really bothering me its just that I feel news should not be bias or take sides. The news in the U.S is very similar to this. Once a reporter takes sides we dont necessarily have to call it propaganda but its not news any more. This website in my view is a blog and we comment but I get my news from dailystar  .com .lb

        1. prophettt Avatar

          We have no disagreement  on how a News site should report news stories.I don’t expect much professionalism from most Arab media, but some truth and accuracy is the least I demand.
          I read quit of few sites for information,and I tend to visit sites that don’t always agree with my views as well. Thank for the tip on when this site was created. My bad, I thought it was older than that.I personally  enjoy exchanging views with  number of smart and decent people that visit this site.

        2. prophettt Avatar

          We have no disagreement  on how a News site should report news stories.I don’t expect much professionalism from most Arab media, but some truth and accuracy is the least I demand.
          I read quit of few sites for information,and I tend to visit sites that don’t always agree with my views as well. Thank for the tip on when this site was created. My bad, I thought it was older than that.I personally  enjoy exchanging views with  number of smart and decent people that visit this site.

  8. prophettt Avatar

    I have another T ready,lol
    Where did Yalibnan obtain its information from? Every website I looked at reported that 89.4% approved the new constitution. No other news site reported that the 89.4% voted to keep Assad until 2028. I have trouble beleiving that 89.4 voted for the new constitution myself, but Yalibnan seems to have twisted the story .
    NT Times, Elaph,and many others have reported what Alarabyia ran in its story.
    I copied and pasted the entire story reported by Alarabyia TV,which happens to be anti Assad.The story makes it clear that It is a referendum on the New constitution. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
    العربية.نتوافق 89.4% من الناخبين السوريين على مشروع الدستور الجديد الذي تم الاستفتاء عليه أمس الأحد، بحسب ما أعلن وزير الداخلية السوري محمد نضال الشعار اليوم الاثنين.

    وقال الوزير السوري للصحافيين إن 8.376 مليون ناخب أي نسبة “57.4%، مارسوا حقهم في الاستفتاء و89.4% وافقوا على المشروع”.وأضاف أن 753.208 ناخبين رفضوا المشروع، أي بنسبة 9% من الناخبين، وهناك 132.920 “ورقة باطلة”.وأعد الدستور في إطار إصلاحات وعدت بها السلطات في محاولة لتهدئة الاحتجاجات غير المسبوقة ضد النظام التي تواجه بحملة قمع دموية تسببت بمقتل أكثر من 7600 شخص حتى الآن، بحسب المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان ومقرّه بريطانيا.ويلغي الدستور الجديد الدور القيادي لحزب البعث القائم منذ 50 عاماً. فقد حلت فقرة تنص على “التعددية السياسية” محل المادة الثامنة التي تشدد على دور حزب البعث “القائد في الدولة والمجتمع”.وتنص المادة 88 على أن الرئيس لا يمكن أن ينتخب لأكثر من ولايتين كل منها من سبع سنوات. لكن المادة 155 توضح أن هذه المواد لا تنطبق على الرئيس الحالي إلا اعتباراً من الانتخابات الرئاسية المقبلة التي يفترض أن تجري في 2014. ويبقي الدستور على صلاحيات واسعة للرئيس. وقد دعت المعارضة الى مقاطعة الاستفتاء.
    I’m not questioning the integrity of Ylibnan, but I hope they would confirm this story, or make the necessary correction.

    1. dabshaleem Avatar

      thats maens ther r 753.208 salfites in syri mr

      1. prophettt Avatar

        lol dab

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Geezzz .. you awarded him another ‘like’? Did you check the math ?? Hahahahhaa
          Ok .. he was funny too …

    2. put your seat belt on prophet, ia m ready to wave at you as you get excomunicated lol.

    3.  This website is a little unprofessional as far as the reporting and very bias. Its clear all the reporters have chosen sides in the conflict and I have actually seen articles where they add a few sentences at the bottom where they analyze the comments for you. People on this website then start commenting based on what they read trying to be “politically correct” witch is basically another word for think as we teach you. I like this website because I get to comment and normally I get a good response because I dont stick to whats considered normal on this website.

      I think this page is more of a news blog for march 14 disguised as a news website. I see it that way at least.

      I want to note that I am not a fan of Assad, March 8 or March 14. I hate them all equally and I am simply saying things as I see them.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        No Bad … it’s simply Ghassan’s Blog … where you can drop a line anytime. 🙂
        Actually he posts MUCH more real news than any Tripoli outlet … strange.

        I suppose when the ‘Reporter Sect’ finds it’s members being killed, they can’t help having opinions too.

    4. prophettt Avatar

      Bad Ass,
      To be fair, yalibnan has been around much longer than M14. We have to realize that most,if not all, news outlets have their political agenda and support one side or another, but what is not acceptable is for a News site to purposely report a misleading story ,or a story which is full of disinformation.Altering facts,and reporting information which can not be verified is not professional, to say the least. Being a supporter of M14 is something I can live with, but I can’t live with deception.Propaganda has its limitation,and the last thing a News site needs is to be labeled a propaganda tool. It simply looses the readers respect,even those who support same views.

  9.  Avatar

    Where did Yalibnan obtain its information from? Every website I looked at reported that 89.4% approved the new constitution. No other news site reported that the 89.4% voted to keep Assad until 2028. I have trouble beleiving that 89.4 voted for the new constitution myself, but Yalibnan seems to have twisted the story .
    I copied and pasted the entire story reported by Alarabyia TV,which happens to be anti Assad.The story makes it clear that It is a referendum on the New constitution. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
    العربية.نتوافق 89.4% من الناخبين السوريين على مشروع الدستور الجديد الذي تم الاستفتاء عليه أمس الأحد، بحسب ما أعلن وزير الداخلية السوري محمد نضال الشعار اليوم الاثنين.

    وقال الوزير السوري للصحافيين إن 8.376 مليون ناخب أي نسبة “57.4%، مارسوا حقهم في الاستفتاء و89.4% وافقوا على المشروع”.وأضاف أن 753.208 ناخبين رفضوا المشروع، أي بنسبة 9% من الناخبين، وهناك 132.920 “ورقة باطلة”.وأعد الدستور في إطار إصلاحات وعدت بها السلطات في محاولة لتهدئة الاحتجاجات غير المسبوقة ضد النظام التي تواجه بحملة قمع دموية تسببت بمقتل أكثر من 7600 شخص حتى الآن، بحسب المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان ومقرّه بريطانيا.ويلغي الدستور الجديد الدور القيادي لحزب البعث القائم منذ 50 عاماً. فقد حلت فقرة تنص على “التعددية السياسية” محل المادة الثامنة التي تشدد على دور حزب البعث “القائد في الدولة والمجتمع”.وتنص المادة 88 على أن الرئيس لا يمكن أن ينتخب لأكثر من ولايتين كل منها من سبع سنوات. لكن المادة 155 توضح أن هذه المواد لا تنطبق على الرئيس الحالي إلا اعتباراً من الانتخابات الرئاسية المقبلة التي يفترض أن تجري في 2014. ويبقي الدستور على صلاحيات واسعة للرئيس. وقد دعت المعارضة الى مقاطعة الاستفتاء.

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      thats maens ther r 753.208 salfites in syri mr

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        lol geo, I have my T ready. This story is full of false information. Very misleading,and I won’t keep my mouth shut.lol

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          Geezzz .. you awarded him another ‘like’? Did you check the math ?? Hahahahhaa
          Ok .. he was funny too …

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      You are right, of course, Prophet … but the wording of that new piece of poop translates into Assad being guaranteed to stay … and control … because, of course, the peasants really couldn’t be expected to function as a viable ‘opposition’ in the parliament until that time, and nothing could work right until they learn ‘how’.
      After that, ostensibly, they could be free to elect whom they choose … 😉

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        Sorry 5th, the headline and the content of the story is misleading no matter how one spins it. A news outlet should  not be in the business of interpretation, but rather  report the story as it is,and let the readers interpret and analysis as they wish.

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          Prophtettt,

          5th is a rightwing extremist who justifies every error his views support
          with an excuse,but if someone from the other side has an opinion look
          out,people like that are usually newt gingrich type followers,anyway ive
          read alot of what 5th has said and im sorry i waisted so much time reading
          such bull shit,anyway I always enjoy reading your views and we may not
          agree on a few issues,your clean and proper,so my hat off to you young man.

        2. OH 5th you kafir nazi zionist right wing swastika, the south will rise knows your number…. hahahahahahahahahahaha

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          Hey Prophet … got any extra ‘r’s over there??  :-)))
          Oh dear … now I’m right-wing and I like Newt … the guy who will by the end of his second term as President have a village on the moon. You can see why they have that style of Democracy over there … and no health-plan. Like Lebanon … south vs north too, obviously.
          I suppose I could fill a page with bullshit … too. But lately the ‘repartee’ is becoming fun. 🙂

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          Thank you for the kind words,THE SOUTHwillriseagain20……………..I’m not as young as you might think,lol

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        5TH, dab earn the ‘like” He made me laugh because He really did the math.lol. You’ve got to be fair now.He is funny sometimes.

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          I confess .. I dropped one on him too … HAHAHAHAHAA
          Man .. I hope it doesn’t go to his head … that’s 2 in a week (shiver)

    3. put your seat belt on prophet, ia m ready to wave at you as you get excomunicated lol.

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        lol geo, I have my T ready. This story is full of false information. Very misleading,and I won’t keep my mouth shut.lol

    4.  This website is a little unprofessional as far as the reporting and very bias. Its clear all the reporters have chosen sides in the conflict and I have actually seen articles where they add a few sentences at the bottom where they analyze the comments for you. People on this website then start commenting based on what they read trying to be “politically correct” witch is basically another word for think as we teach you. I like this website because I get to comment and normally I get a good response because I dont stick to whats considered normal on this website.

      I think this page is more of a news blog for march 14 disguised as a news website. I see it that way at least.

      I want to note that I am not a fan of Assad, March 8 or March 14. I hate them all equally and I am simply saying things as I see them.

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        No Bad … it’s simply Ghassan’s Blog … where you can drop a line anytime. 🙂
        Actually he posts MUCH more real news than any Tripoli outlet … strange.

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        Did you make 6 different accounts to like your own comments lol

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          There has been a flood of ‘them’ lately Beiruti … I suspect a conspiracy … only a theory so far mind you … but view the evidence … Iranian propagandists are everywhere. 😉

        2. According to a crs rerport for congress called Iran: Ethnic and religious minorities done nov 5 2008 by Hussain D Hassan. 51% are Shia and you can look that up on google.

           no share the comments on yahoo, google and facebook and get more replies. Im not 5yr to do that,

    5. prophet get ready for another t and bad ass get ready for another ass I mean ess sorry hahahahahahahahaha

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        Hannibal,  I see everyone is waving good by to me already,lol
        Soon I will be The late Prophetttt.

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          ‘Better late than neverrrrrr ‘ 🙂

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      Bad Ass,
      To be fair, yalibnan has been around much longer than M14. We have to realize that most,if not all, news outlets have their political agenda and support one side or another, but what is not acceptable is for a News site to purposely report a misleading story ,or a story which is full of disinformation.Altering facts,and reporting information which can not be verified is not professional, to say the least. Being a supporter of M14 is something I can live with, but I can’t live with deception.Propaganda has its limitation,and the last thing a News site needs is to be labeled a propaganda tool. It simply looses the readers respect,even those who support same views.

      1. click on the about button on the top of the page. This website was created the day march 14 was. Its in the mission statement of the website. Normally news casts dont report a story unless its verified or from a reputable source. I dont care who they support and its not really bothering me its just that I feel news should not be bias or take sides. The news in the U.S is very similar to this. Once a reporter takes sides we dont necessarily have to call it propaganda but its not news any more. This website in my view is a blog and we comment but I get my news from dailystar  .com .lb

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          We have no disagreement  on how a News site should report news stories.I don’t expect much professionalism from most Arab media, but some truth and accuracy is the least I demand.
          I read quit of few sites for information,and I tend to visit sites that don’t always agree with my views as well. Thank for the tip on when this site was created. My bad, I thought it was older than that.I personally  enjoy exchanging views with  number of smart and decent people that visit this site.

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    I do have my T Ready.lol The story is full of disinformation. 

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    I do have my T Ready.lol The story is full of disinformation. 

  12. 89.4% my God the Assads went down in popularity… Shame on you Bashar your daddy got 99.999% support and declared democracy with 0.001 opposition. lol

  13. 89.4% my God the Assads went down in popularity… Shame on you Bashar your daddy got 99.999% support and declared democracy with 0.001 opposition. lol

  14. 89.4% my God the Assads went down in popularity… Shame on you Bashar your daddy got 99.999% support and declared democracy with 0.001 opposition. lol

  15. first of all welcome to this cyber hole in the wall , no doubt  there are countless syrians that are NOT unhappy with bashar , further i dont doubt that there is no shortage of spectators with crocodile tears  licking their chops hoping that the outcome serves their intrest at the end of the syrian chambles ….i am not one of them 
     
    i dont trust any of them unless they have  a loud and clear record of being equally outraged when blood is spilled by other regimes they happen to be friends with.  i stated before i am not in alliance with any political group and do NOT wish evil or misfortune agianst anyone but i am  a total believer that cars have personalities,,, companies have personalities,,, governments have personalities, and  this regime has a personality that many lebanese are intimately familiar with after 30 years of controling diabolical occupation ! this same regime is no doubt not innocent  of what is being reported , no doubt there are thugs and opportunists in almost every organazation including the members of the revolution and i have no faith of a happy ending having taken note of what lebanese people did to one another with nothing accomplished whatsoever. peace to all.

  16. first of all welcome to this cyber hole in the wall , no doubt  there are countless syrians that are NOT unhappy with bashar , further i dont doubt that there is no shortage of spectators with crocodile tears  licking their chops hoping that the outcome serves their intrest at the end of the syrian chambles ….i am not one of them 
     
    i dont trust any of them unless they have  a loud and clear record of being equally outraged when blood is spilled by other regimes they happen to be friends with.  i stated before i am not in alliance with any political group and do NOT wish evil or misfortune agianst anyone but i am  a total believer that cars have personalities,,, companies have personalities,,, governments have personalities, and  this regime has a personality that many lebanese are intimately familiar with after 30 years of controling diabolical occupation ! this same regime is no doubt not innocent  of what is being reported , no doubt there are thugs and opportunists in almost every organazation including the members of the revolution and i have no faith of a happy ending having taken note of what lebanese people did to one another with nothing accomplished whatsoever. peace to all.

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