Sudanese register for first multi-party elections

Sudanese began registering on Sunday for the country's first multi-party elections in 24 years.

Sudanese register for first multi-party elections

Sudanese began registering on Sunday for the country's first multi-party elections in 24 years.

An average of about 150 people had registered in each of six Khartoum centres visited by Reuters on Sunday.

Election officers said they had asked for larger posters to advertise registration so people would know where to come.

"There has been a very active campaign ... there was information on the radio, TV and newspapers," NEC Secretary-General Jalal Mohamed Ahmed told Reuters.

Sudan's mobile providers sent subscribers a message that registration was beginning.

And indeed some Sudanese, bussed in by their political parties or nipping out on their lunch break, did get the message and came to collect their piece of white paper which will allow them to vote in April.

Sudan's NEC will also have to register more than 2 million Darfuris forced into miserable camps in Sudan's west.

"It's not going to be easy.. but I am cautiously optimistic," said voter Mohamed Osman.


Agencies

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