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Vol 56 No 8

Published 17th April 2015


Sudan

A no vote election

The pitiful turnout in the 13-16 April elections defeats the government's aim in organising them. The only queues which journalists and activists found to photograph were of police and troops, who had no choice but to vote. On 14 April, the Sudan Call Forces claimed success for their boycott. The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) was preparing to distribute stacks of pre-packed ballot boxes which the SCF had recorded on camera phones. They also recorded officials slumped on their desks in empty polling stations.

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