Sudan president wins re-election, official results revealed

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir won Sudan's first polls after the country's first multi-party presidential poll in 24 years.

Sudan president wins re-election, official results revealed


 

Sudan's election commission says President Omar al-Bashir has been re-elected in the country's first multiparty balloting in 24 years.

Commission official Abel Alier said on Monday that al-Bashir garnered 68 percent of over 10 million valid ballots.

The five-day voting earlier this month was marred by boycotts and allegations of fraud. International observers said the presidential, parliamentary and local elections failed to meet international standards but commended the high voter turnout.

Meanwhile, South Sudan has overwhelmingly elected Salva Kiir as president of the oil- producing region.

"The winner of the post of president of the government of south Sudan is Salva Kiir Mayardit," said Alier, adding Kiir won 92.99 percent of the southern vote.

Kiir will also take the post of first vice president of all of Sudan and form a north-south national coalition government.

Bashir and Kiir's current coalition government has had a rocky five years since signing a 2005 peace deal that ended more than two decades of civil war between north and south Sudan.

Agencies

Last Mod: 26 Nisan 2010, 16:34
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