'No breaches so far in South Sudan referendum"

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Southern Sudan Referendum Commission on Friday said with the voting booths due to be closed on Saturday, the last day in the referendum voting for southern Sudan, no breaches of the law had been recorded.

The official Sudan news agency quoted the referendum commission as saying that voting in the referendum, which started on 9 January, had been going smoothly at all centers with police registering no cases of breaches related to the referendum.

The referendum is the last chapter in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in 2005 and which put an end to the civil war between the north and the south.

The outcome of the referendum will decide whether Sudan will remain united or split into two nations (depending on how 60 percent of the southerners vote).

The commission had earlier said that a total of 3,932,588 registered for the referendum.
-0- PANA OM/VAO 14Jan2011

14 january 2011 13:48:23

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