The Daily Star quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on the presidential campaign in Syria:

Opponents say running for re-election would destroy any chance of a political settlement and prolong violence, which has also displaced 9 million people.

“For those who need confirmation that the Assad regime is not interested in the Geneva negotiating process this would be it,” said Frederic Hof, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s for the Middle East in Washington. He predicted another win for Assad in “the high 90s.”

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