Syrian President Bashar Assad's landslide election victory means that his civil war foes can no longer call for his departure as a precondition for peace, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday.
The leader of the Lebanese group that has sent fighters to back the Syrian president, described the vote as a victory for Syria.
Assad's foes called the election a charade.
"This election tells the opposition and all regional countries and the world that any political solution in Syria begins and ends with President Bashar Assad," Nasrallah told supporters via a video link.
"You can no longer put the resignation of the president as a precondition."
Assad is struggling to end a more than three-year revolt which started as peaceful anti-government demonstrations that descended into civil war.
Assad's opponents say his resignation is a precondition for any future peace agreement.
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