Results of Syrian presidential vote delayed

The results of Syria's presidential referendum due to be released on Monday will instead be made public on Tuesday, Syrian interior minister Bassam Abd al-Majid has announced.

Results of Syrian presidential vote delayed
The results of Syria's presidential referendum due to be released on Monday will instead be made public on Tuesday, Syrian interior minister Bassam Abd al-Majid has announced.

He gave no reason for the delay in the results of the vote which featured a single candidate, current Syrian president Basher al-Assad. Polls on Sunday opened three hours after they were initially scheduled to do so because of what al-Majd said was "an exhuberant turnout of citizens wanting to cast their ballots".

Voters were called to either vote "yes" or a "no" for al-Assad who was nominated as the sole candidate by the Syrian parliament which is dominated by the ruling Baath Party and its allies.

Opposition groups boycotted the election alleging that it would be rigged in the president's favour.
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