Incumbent governor Ahmed Haroun wins S Kordofan election

15 May, 2011 (Miraya FM)

The incumbent Governor of South Kordofan state and the National Congress Party (NCP) candidate, Ahmed Haroun, has won the gubernatorial election, Sudan's National Election Commision (NEC) announced on Sunday. Haroun was followed by rival Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) candidate, Abdallah Azziz Al Hilu, and independent candidate Telefone Kuku came in third.

Mukhtar Al Essam of the NEC also announced that the NCP won 22 seats in the State Legislative Assembly elections, while the SPLM won 10 seats.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Head of the NEC, Abdallah Ahmed Abdallah, called on all the parties in the state to accept the results calmly. He said that in any democratic polling process there is a winner and a loser.

In its first reaction after the announcement of the results, the SPLM in South Kordofan has rejected the results and said it will not participate in the state government. Speaking to Radio Miraya, the SPLM Spokesman in the state, Mohammedeen Ibrahim, said the party will contest the results through legal channels.

The NCP Spokesman in the State, Al Hadi Andu, called on the SPLM to accept the results. 

Meanwhile, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has called on all the parties in South Kordofan to maintain peace. In a statement released on Sunday, UNMIS called on any parties with complaints regarding the election process to address them through legal means or dialogue.


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