(Corrects majority in para 3 to 95.1%, not 91.1%)
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Friday congratulated Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on winning a fourth term in office, it said in a statement.
“We hope that upcoming years will be a great opportunity for Syria to return to playing its natural and leading role globally and regionally,” it said.
Assad won the election on Thursday with a majority of 95.1%.
(This story corrects majority in para 3 to 95.1%, not 91.1%)
(Reporting by Laila Bassam, writing by Alaa Swilam; Editing by Hugh Lawson)