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Sudan referendum enters its 5th day

Voter turnout in Sudan referendum would exceed 60 per cent in its fifth day, an official told Ahram Online

Asmaa El-Husseini in Juba, Thursday 13 Jan 2011
Southern Sudanese
Southern Sudanese arrive to vote in the south's independence referendum in Al Lait, North Darfur (Photo: Reuters)

Speaking to Ahram Online, Shan Rig, the chairman of the Southern Sudan Referendum for Self-determination Committee, confirmed that “After counting the vote in polling stations located in remote areas, the turnout will exceed 60 per cent."

Other sources within the committee told Ahram Online that the initial results are expected to be announced on 2 February while the final results will be declared between 7 and 14 February.

Some 4 million people are registered to vote in the southern Sudanese secession referendum.

In Khartoum, President Omar Al-Bashir held an urgent meeting with the National Conference Party’s high committee members to discuss new developments in the referendum.

The members declared their commitment to solving all pending issues through dialogue with the Southern People's Liberation Movement in the South.

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