War-torn Syria plans to hold elections – Despite widespread death, destruction and displacement, Assad government will hold presidential polls by July – Al Jazeera.

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  1. Appalling but typical. Why he should want to be ‘god’ until 2028 is beyond me – unless he thinks all this is going to go away …

  2. Tyrants always want to perpetuate themselves in power. They have no other choice. Be in power or disappear. I don’t know what he thinks about the war. He is making progress on the ground. But even if he eventually wins, he will need to be twice a tyrant to remain in power over a war torn country.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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