05/06/2014 13:25 BST | Updated 05/06/2014 13:59 BST

5 Political Leaders Who Can Give Assad A Run For His Money In Sham Elections

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A woman holds a picture of re-elected Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as she celebrates in Damascus after he was announced as the winner of the country's presidential elections on June 4, 2014. Assad has been re-elected Syria's president with 88.7 percent of the vote after a poll labelled a farce by rebels fighting to overthrow him, whose outcome was never in doubt. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Bashar al-Assad won an election this week with a rather impressive 88.7% of the vote.

Impressive - his powers of persuasion must be pretty spot on.

He is not however, the best at mercilessly destroying convincing populations...

Sham Elections