Referendum, Shmeferendum: A Famous 'Yes' as Syrian Celebs Vote For Assad
With the results of Bashar al-Assad's poll to detect his popularity in, we cast our eyes on those Syrian super stars and movie-icons. How did they place their ballots? Was it a Yay or Nay to their President's (indecent) proposal: the referendum to approve a new constitution that pledged oodles of reform, while he continues to bombard the people of Homs.
Said the President to the People
President Bashar al-Assad's government announced already that voters had overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a referendum that wracked up a convincing 90% of the population's support. The referendum and accompanying results have been dismissed as a 'sham' and an exercise in delusion. Continue reading below »
Said the Super-Stars to the President
What is surprising - though less so given the acclaimed success story of Assad's referendum - is the Syrian illustrious celebrities' overwhelming and die-hard support to their President, as he fails to halt further fatalities in his population. In effect, most of these actors and song-artists, either play or sing in and of morality plots and characters, that tell in black and white of good guys prospering and bad guys falling. On this occasion, wonders the world, are these celebrated screen and stage greats, saying 'Yes' to the bad guy? And 'No' to a 'democratic' ouster? This is not the first time these stars have come out in support of their President, Bashar al-Assad, and is rather a sequel to last year's Syrian shame list of yes-men.
It turns out, according to reports from the stars themselves, that Syrians abroad could vote and throw in their lot, or not, with President Bashar al-Assad, via postal vote. The picture panel above features the following stars, and more. See how Syria's Walk of Fame of A-listers and B-list celebs voted. The secret ballot, here, shared with the fans.
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