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Vol 56 No 9

Published 1st May 2015


Sudan

Enhancing elections

The opposition call to stay away worked. The government cannot pretend it won a credible mandate

Long queues of enthusiastic citizens stood patiently in the scorching sun waiting to vote in Sudan's first democratic elections for 18 years. The year was 1986. Fast-forward to 2015 and even the government has had to admit that most people on the electoral register didn't vote.

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