Chavez will be delighted to learn that his Syrian friend has been reelected to another 7 years term with 97.6% of the ballots cast. In fact Chavez should learn a lot from Syria where presidential terms are one year longer than in Venezuela, and where the local CNE seems even more efficient that our local CNE. For example, Interior Minister Bassam Abdel Majeed said on Tuesday: "There has been some repetition of votes but we caught them by reviewing the voting lists," in response to a question about the possibility of vote-tampering.
He also said something that Venezuelan V.P. Jorge Rodriguez would say on such an illustrious moment: "This great consensus shows the political maturity of Syria and the brilliance of our democracy and multi-party system,"
No pictures available as to whether Majeed was trying to contain his laughter.