Title: Sudan’s electoral campaign to start at 24 February
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 01-19-2015, 04:04 PM
Jan 19, 2015-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan’s National Election Commission (NEC) has announced that the electoral campaign will start from 24 March to 10 June 2015, followed by voting, counting and announcement of results at the polling stations on April 16.
The commission issued on Sunday the amended timetable for the elections where it decided to end the registration stage on Thursday, 22 January and publishing list of candidates on Friday 23 January
Sudan’s general elections are set to be held in April 2015, but opposition parties are refusing to participate saying the environment is not conducive for fair and free polls.
They have instead called for the formation of a transitional government and convening a national conference to be held with the participation of rebel groups to discuss a peaceful solution to the long-running conflicts in the Darfur region, as well as South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
In accordance with the opposition platform, the interim government would organize general elections once a political agreement on constitutional matters is reached, inaugurating a new democratic regime.
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