Bashir to police: Vote me or miss salary


Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir


The voting for Sudan President closed last evening with a low turnout.

Sudan opposition boycotted the elections, something that was picked up by electorates who chose not to participate.

Forty-four parties officially participated in the elections, which began Monday, for seats in the National Assembly and local legislatures.

On Wednesday, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced the extension of the official three-day voting process with one day.

According to Radio Dabanga, because of the very poor voters’ turnout throughout the country, the NEC on Tuesday had already extended the voting time for Wednesday, the third and officially the last day of the presidential and parliamentary election, from 6pm to 7pm.

Two presidential candidates, Ahmed Radi and Omar Awadelkareem, announced their withdrawal, according to New York Times, protesting serious violations of the electoral law.

President Omar al-Bashir, who has been in power for more than 25 years, allegedly resorted to intimidation and giving orders for security agencies to vote.

The police in Khartoum was pressured to vote in the stead of civilians who boycotted the process, according to reports.

A policeman in Khartoum reported to Radio Dabanga on Wednesday that senior police officers ordered their personnel to participate in the elections by voting for the ruling party.

If they would not cast their vote, the payment of their salaries would be delayed or cancelled.

“We were instructed to present our electoral registration number to the police administrative unit, to ensure our participation in the election.”

Final results are to be announced April 27.

Regional groups including the African Union, the Arab League and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development were sent observers.

Led by former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo, AU says the elections were free and fair.

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