First Multi-Party Elections in Sudan Under Way

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sudanese voters look for their names on lists outside a polling station in the southern capital of Juba on April 11, 2010. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

The first multi-party elections held in Sudan in two decades began Sunday. In a complex three-day balloting process, Sudanese are choosing not only their president, but also their national and state assemblies, their governors and other local officials.

The first day of voting proceeded without violence but "a picture of confusion and disarray is beginning to emerge," according to the latest reports from BBC Africa. Some voting centers have run out of ballots (with two days of voting left to go) while other voters have been casting ballots in other polling stations featuring incorrect names or symbols of candidates.

We talk to BBC correspondent James Copnall from Khartoum for the latest as the election continues.


James Copnall

Produced by:

Rob Hugh-Jones and Marine Olivesi

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