Who is the President of Syria?

Bashar al-Assad is the President of Syria. He is the son of Hafez al-Assad, who was president of Syria from 1971 - 2000. After Bashar Al-Assad's father's death on 2000 June 10, he became the president one month later on July 17.
The current Syrian president is Bashar Al-Assad but the Syrians are trying to get rid of him because he is a killer and has killed 48,646 people so far as of 07/01/2013 and this is rising per second