What do refugees think of Syria elections?
28 May 2014 Last updated at 07:37 BST
Syria's presidential elections are getting underway with expatriate Syrians and refugees voting in Lebanon and Jordan.
The West has widely dismissed President Assad's efforts to win a third term as a sham.
The two other candidates have both been approved by the constitutional court.
Some of the refugees who are casting their ballots have been put under pressure to vote for Mr Assad.
Lina Sinjab reports from the Bekaa Valley.