2000 Syrian presidential election
A Presidential referendum was held in Syria on 10 July 2000, following the death of President Hafez al-Assad. The candidate, chosen by the parliament, was his son, Bashar al-Assad, with voters then asked to approve or reject his candidacy. A reported 99.7% of voters voted in favour, with a turnout of 94.6%.
After the death of President Hafez al-Assad on June 10, the Syrian parliament voted to amend the Constitution to lower the minimum age for presidential candidates from 40 to 34, Bashar al-Assad's age.
|Source: Nohlen et al.|
- Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p221 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
- Nohlen et al., p228
- Bashar al-Assad: Eyeing the future. BBC News. June 11, 2000.
- Kifner, John. Syrians Vote To Confirm Assad's Son As President. New York Times. July 11, 2000.
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