Release of results of elections in Southern Kordofan postponed to Wednesday

8 May, 2011 (UNMIS MMR)

Al-Sahafa writes that the Higher Elections Committee in Southern Kordofan state delayed the release of elections in the area until 11 May instead of today, citing slowness of the vote count as the reason.

Committee Chair Adam Abideen said the opening of ballot boxes and vote count requires at least 72 hours, adding that some boxes have not reached from western and eastern constituencies yet. He said preliminary results would be released on 11 May and final results would be announced by the Commission in Khartoum on 15 May.

According to Akhbar Al-Youm, preliminary results indicate that NCP candidate Ahmed Haroun is in the lead.

Akhir Lahza reports that elections results began trickling to UN centre in Kadugli since yesterday and the Higher Elections Committee Chair Adam Abideen expects the result to be released late tonight.


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