Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Sudan: Over 2 million voters registered for South Sudan referendum in two weeks

Julius N. Uma writing for the Sudan Tribune reports a total of 2,120,557 voters have registered in southern Sudan for the regions referendum on independence in the last 14 days, according to officials from Southern Sudan Referendum Bureau (SSRB). About 64,627 southern Sudanese residing in northern Sudan have also registered since the process began on November 15.

Justice Chan Reec Madut, the SSRB Chairperson told a media briefing in Juba, the South Sudan capital, with the recent extension of the voter's registration deadline from December 1 to December 8, the number of registered voters is expected to increase tremendously.

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