Syria votes on new constitution; opposition, U.S. reject the poll

Syrian officials report a brisk turnout for the vote on a new constitution. President Bashar Assad’s opponents say the reforms came too late.

With violence flaring in several regions, Syrians cast ballots Sunday for a new constitution hailed as a historic breakthrough by President Bashar Assad and denounced as a farce by his opponents.

from By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times


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