Sudan President Omar al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has won Presidential re-election by securing 94 per cent of the vote.

With this win he will have additional term of five years in office which will extend his current 25-year rule. He is in power since 1989.

In this election Omar’s National Congress Party (NCP) also won 323 of 426 parliamentary seats.

Omar is facing war crimes charges and is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of ordering genocide in the Darfur conflict in 2003 in which the UN estimates 300,000 people had died and more than two million displaced.

Election summary

The voting was for four-day and had started on 13th April 2015. Sudanese opposition had boycotted this election. Official voter turnout in this election was low at 46%.

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