Low turnout recorded in Sudan polls after opposition's boycott call

  • Voting in the Sudan polls has ended, but only one-third of voters cast their ballot, observers from the African Union have said.

    The estimated turnout was between 30 and 35 per cent, according to Olusegun Obasanjo, who is heading the observers’ team.

    President Omar al-Bashir is likely to win another term in office as the main opposition boycotted the elections in protest. Several genocide charges have been leveled against Bashir and he is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

    Poll results are expected later this month.

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