Syria: elections in defiance

Tomorrow is Syria`s election day.

Bashar al-Asad has launched his “Sawa” (together) campaign with a strong online presence both on Facebook and on Twitter ,

 

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(Pics from Sawa Facebook page)

and also on YouTube, where many famous Syrian actors such as Bab al hara`s hero “Mootaz” aka Wael al-Sharq and Syrian movie and musalsalat star Dureid Laham have encouraged people to go vote

-Intakhab, Vote, is the slogan of another (pro-Assad) campaign called Suriya Tantakhib-.

 

Activists have immediately reacted, using creativity and dark humor to highlight the absurdity of these elections happening while millions of civilians are displaced, bombed, and forced to starve.

Here you are some of the most interesting artwork and parodies created by Syrian artists and activists.

From SyriaUntold:

Syrian elections and parallel realities

Syrian dark humor and the elections

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Intakhab (Vote) artwork by Wissam al Jazairy remixed by SyriaUntold

From Wissam al Jazairy`s Facebook page:

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Elections, by Wissam al Jazairy

Lots of creative works and parodies on elections can be found on Dawlaty:

 

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Picture from Dawlaty Facebook page

 

Other popular anti-elections anti-Asad Facebook pages are Blood Elections (Intikhabat al-damm), Sawa Crimes, and For Humanity Only.

Hilarious video parodies of the Syrian actors encouraging people to vote can be found here and here and here.

 

 

 

 

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