Darfur registers 2.4 million voters for Sudan's presidential polls

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- About 2.
4 million people in Sudan's Darfur regi on have registered for the April presidential elections, in which incumbent Pres ident Omar el Bashir has been nominated as candidate.
The UN hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said Wednesday that some 2.
4 million pe ople, out of the 3.
6 million eligible voters in Darfur, have registered for the presidential polls.
International mediators have warned about the risk of holding a presidential ele ction in Sudan without the proper participation of the people in war-torn Darfur .
Sudan's election officials have unveiled the voters' register for a 10-day vot er verification ahead of the April presidential, parliamentary and governorship elections in Sudan.
UNAMID officials said in a statement Wednesday the peacekeeping mission has seco nded some 20 technical experts to Sudan's National Electoral Commission.
The voters will elect the parliamentarians, regional state assembly officials an d governors for some 25 states, including Darfur, UNAMID said.

13 january 2010 16:31:00




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