Syria held its first democratic presidential elections on June 3, 2014. While the US government and its allies condemned this election, international observers from a large number of countries, many of whom are parliamentarians, provided an assessment which contradicts Washington’s position. s.
What the international observers witnessed on the ground across Syria was high turnout, with enthusiastic throngs of Syrians rushing to the polling stations in their areas to cast their ballots in the presidential elections.
The following is a short GRTV documentary by CRG Research Associate Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, who was one of the international election observers in Syria.
The report focuses on the voting process with particular reference to the Mediterranean coastal Syrian governates of Latakia (Lattakia) and Tartus (Tartous).