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But what was the turnout in Homs?

Syria’s Interior Ministry reported that the new constitution won the support of 89.4 percent of votes cast in Sunday’s referendum, with a turnout of 57.4 percent. The document itself, available here, features a rambling preamble (I am officially coining the term “preramble”) that touches on the tropes of Arab politics: anticolonialism, the Zionist enemy, modernization,

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Published on February 28, 2012
Author:          Filed under: authoritarianism, hp, Syria, Tom Ginsburg
 
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Syria Presses on with Constitutional Referendum

Russia’s support for beleaguered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains fiercely intact despite international condemnation of its veto at the UN Security Council. Following a meeting between al-Assad and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier this week, Syria insists on dialogue and national solutions, the only remaining one being the original constitutional referendum plan issued by

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Published on February 10, 2012
Author:          Filed under: authoritarianism, Cindy Tan, hp, Syria