France4 på Youtube, 20. maj 2021)
Man kan ikke diskutere udlændingepolitik med NGO’ere, før man støder på argumentet: ‘Langt de fleste flygtninge bor i nærområderne’. Det er de samme der stædigt afviser, at man kan sende syriske flygtninge tilbage. Det land der har taget flest syriske flygtninge er nabolandet Libanon, hvor der var mulighed for at stemme til det netop overståede syriske præsidentvalg. Fra France 24 – Syrians abroad kick off vote on new term for Assad.
“Hundreds of Syrians flocked to their embassy in Lebanon early Thursday as expatriates and refugees kicked off voting for next week’s presidential election which is expected to keep Bashar al-Assad in power.
Voters started gathering outside the embassy in Baabda, north of Beirut, from 5 am (0200 GMT) amid a heavy deployment by Lebanese security forces, an AFP correspondent reported.
Many chanted slogans in support of Assad and carried portraits of the longtime presidentand his late father Hafez. Pictures of Assad’s two little-known challengers were nowhere to be seen.
Mohammad al-Doummani, from the Damascus countryside, was among the first to vote.
‘I voted for Bashar al-Asssad because I believe in his project,’ Doummani told AFP after casting his ballot. …
Outside the embassy in Lebanon, voters chanted: ‘God, Syria and Bashar.’
‘I voted for Bashar al-Assad because conditions were better 10 years ago,’ said Khamees Mohammad, a 38-year-old from the northern province of Aleppo.”
“Thousands of #Syrians flocked to their embassy in Lebanon Thursday as expatriates and refugeeskicked off voting for next week’s presidential #election which is expected to keep Bashar al-#Assad in power. Pictures of Assad’s two little-known challengers were nowhere to be seen.” (France4)