Sudan's NEC Says Elections Results Expected to Come out on Tuesday
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Apr 25, 2010 - 8:42:54 AM
Sudan's National Elections Commission (NEC) Sunday said the final results of the elections are expected to be announced on Tuesday.
The commission said it has received results of the presidential elections together with post of southern Sudan government's president from 20 states out of 25 so far.
NEC member Al Hadi Mohamed Ahmed told a press conference here Sunday that the NEC is expected to receive the election results from other five states on Sunday or Monday.
"When we receive the results of the presidential elections and the post of president of government of southern Sudan from all states, we will double check those results and then announce them directly," he said.
Meanwhile, the NEC Sunday continued announcement of partial results of the elections at the different levels. It declared that candidate of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) won the post of Western Bahral-Ghazal State in southern Sudan.
The results of the legislative elections announced on Sunday showed that SPLM won the majority of the constituencies in southern Sudan, while the National Congress Party (NCP) maintained its leading position in northern part of the country.
As the date for the announcement of the final election results is approaching, the police authorities have tightened security measures across the country.
In the capital city of Khartoum, director of the state police Mohamed al-Hafez reiterated readiness of the police authorities to preserve security when the elections results are announced.
The local Ashrouq TV reported Sunday that the southern Sudanese government had deployed big number of policemen on the streets of Juba, the capital city of southern Sudan, to prevent any possible violence.
Sudan held its first multiparty elections since 24 years on April 11-15.
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