Tag: Sudan Elections
Well, since I last wrote, a lot has happened in Sudan in regard to the elections. Here are a few key items:
It came out that ballots that were supposed to have been printed in South Africa to prevent duplication were in fact printed by the Sudanese government’s printing press, with duplicates (read: election fraud). Oof.
It was suggested by a team of International Election Monitors that the elections by delayed due to:
Deficiencies in media freedom
Lack of education on the voting process for those in rural areas (i.e. most of Sudan’s population)
A drop in the number of available polling stations
(Read more here about, according to The Economist (one of my favorite and most trusted news sources), how the Sudanese government is “stacking the odds in its favour” for this election.)
President Bashir responded to said Election Monitors by suggesting he … Read More »
Well hello there. As Vernon so kindly mentioned in the previous post, I’m Moe and I’ll be blogging here at His Voice a couple of times a month about Sudan-related topics and news. I blog about this and many other [extremely random] topics on my personal blog, which I’d love for you to check out.
But enough about that, let’s get started. Today’s topic: Elections! Oh my! Sudan’s first general elections in 24 years are coming up next month, tentatively April 11-13, which are to be followed by the referendum on Southern Sudan’s secession next January. I’ll probably be discussing these two events in my posts quite a bit, as they will inevitably have tremendous aspects on Sudanese society.
After several postponements over the past months, conflicts big and small, ongoing trouble in Darfur, and SPLM threats to boycott the elections, it … Read More »
For information regarding Sudan’s upcoming elections check out www.sudanvotes.com. It features the reports of 30 journalists from Northern and Southern Sudan. For more information regarding the site itself check out Sudan Watch.