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Assad - Most popular Arab leader.

An American public opinion poll held in six Arab states indicated that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Dr Bashar al-Assad (Arabic: بشار الأسد,  is the most Arab popular leader. The poll, conducted by Maryland University in cooperation with Al-Zughbi International Foundation for Polls, showed that al-Assad has got most votes among Arab leaders. The poll included a sample taken in six Arab countries, namely Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (sä`dē ərā`bēə, sou`–, sô–), officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (2005 est. pop.  and the UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend. .

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 Mohammed bin Zaid Al Nhayan came second, and Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Lebanon's Hizbullah came third. As for international figures, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came first, and President Bashar al-Assad came second, SANA reported.

In response to a question about the most dangerous factor that poses a threat to the region, Israel was ranked first with 88%, and USA was the second with 77%. On the Arab-Israeli conflict, 44% of the participants said that Israel has become weaker after the recent war in Gaza Strip, while 11% considered that it is stronger.

On the other hand, 77% supported establishing a Palestinian national unity government. Regarding Iraq, 72% voted that Iraq became worse since the US occupation in 2003. The public opinion poll was announced recently during a lecture held at Brookings Institution Brookings Institution, at Washington, D.C.; chartered 1927 as a consolidation of the Institute for Government Research (est. 1916), the Institute of Economics (est. 1922), and the Robert S. Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government (est. 1924).  in the presence of a big number of US government officials, diplomatic missions and research centers.

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Date:May 21, 2009
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