Title: (1.1) million and (600,000) persons registered for Sudan elections
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 11-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-The head of Sudan’s National Elections Commission (NEC), Mukhtar Al-Asam, announced the close of the registration centers with number of (1.1) million and (600,000) persons.
In a press conference he held on Monday, Al-Asam disclosed that the addition to the registration exceeded (1.6) thousand, pointing out that the electoral registration now contains more than (13) million people and some deletions for South Sudanese over the revision of the register.
He disclosed that his body has refused to reopen register of voters at the request of the National Unity Parties and the Sudanese National Party, stating that any new extension will disrupt the process, adding that they have received (140) cases of objection, of which (40) were accepted and others rejected, stressing that NEC is ready to hold the elections in the disputed area of Halaib.
On the other hand, the NEC and the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) reject any postponement to the electoral process, saying it would create a constitutional vacuum and cause chaos in the country.
The NEC registration official, al-Hadi Mohamed Ahmed, said the figures coming from high election committees in various states show that more than 1.2 million new voters have been registered; noting that names of 8,586 voters have been changed and 14,939 others were removed from the election registry in all states.
He told the pro-government Sudan Media Centre (SMC) website on Thursday that the registration centers in the capital Khartoum and the various states continue to receive people to check their names besides registering those who had not met registration requirements in 2009.