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April 18, 2010 (JUBA) – The incumbent President of Southern Sudan and Chairman of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), Salva Kiir Mayardit, has revealed that he voted for the incumbent President of the Republic of Sudan and National Congress Party’s candidate, Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, during this week’s presidential elections in the country.

Sudanese Vice President and South Sudan leader Salva Kiir shows his ink-stained finger at a polling station in the southern capital of Juba on April 11, 2010. (Getty)Kiir, according to the BBC Arabic service on Saturday also added that he expected the majority of the people of Southern Sudan to have voted for Bashir.

The SPLM chairman last week on Friday, two days before polling, announced to the party supporters and potential voters in the country that his party had no presidential candidate to vote for after the withdrawal Yasir Saeed Arman.

Arman abruptly withdrew from the race, accusing the northern dominant National Congress Party (NCP) of pre-rigging the elections, coupled with the continuous violence in Darfur as another factor for the pullout.

Bashir is expected to win with a landslide victory for the national presidential seat while Salva Kiir is also expected to win the race for the Southern Sudan presidency.

If both parties win the elections as expected, Salva Kiir will continue to occupy the position of the First Vice President of the Republic; the most senior deputy to Bashir in accordance with the CPA which has secured the seat for Southern Sudan’s President during the interim period.

A number of heavyweight opposition parties in the north have boycotted the elections before the exercise began last Sunday.

But the race was expected to be an easy one for Bashir after his main challengers, Yasir Arman and the ex-PM Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi who is the UMMA party chief withdrew from the race.

ARMAN LEADING THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IN SOUTHERN SUDAN

SPLM agents throughout southern Sudan and Abyei reported that the withdrawn candidate for Sudan President Yasir Saeed Arman is leading the results of vote for the presidency despite his pulling out since March 31.

In some polling stations in Juba, Central Equatoria State, Arman got over 200 votes while the NCP’s candidate the incumbent President, Omer Al-Bashir, got less than 10 votes, said the SPLM organ, the SPLM Today.

Sudan Tribune reported yesterday that Arman obtained 233 votes in Warcuei Polling Station, Lakes State as Bashir got 107 votes. Today, he also got a landslide victory in Tong polling center, Bor with 99.7% of vote.

Earlier this month, Dr. Luka Monoja Tombe, southern Sudan minister of cabinet affairs, urged southerners to cast their vote for Arman saying he will remain on the balloting papers because he withdrew after the papers had been printed.

Final results of the multiparty elections are expected to be announced by Tuesday next week as initially announced by the electoral body.

The exercise is the first of its kind in 24 years in the country was initially designed to allow a peacefull transition towards a democratic system and paves the way for the referendum on self-determination of Southern Sudan.

The indictment of the Sudanese President for crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Court in March 2009 prompted the NCP to make Bashir re-election its top priority restricting public freedoms, and marring the electoral process by many irregularities.

NCP and SPLM ended 21 years of North-South war by signing the IGAD brokered Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and became partners in the Government of National Unity established in accordance in September 2005 in accordance with the peace deal.

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  • 18 April 2010 04:19, by murlescrewed

    Patriots,

    Kiir has now accepted that he is a traitor to the cause of democracy and aspirations of the people of the South. How in the world can be vote for al-Bashir? It is true to believe that he had been threatened with a coup as revealed in the news. Weaken Kiir will not be able to stand up to Bashir when he starts putting up roadblock in the path of referendum. South is doomed under his leadership. It will never even have a credible referendum.

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    • 18 April 2010 04:31, by Greater Equatoria

      Bashir will never get votes in Central Equatoria.Maybe he will get in the Dinka states,where most people still like Bashir. Imagine in another polling station Bashir got over 100 votes,half of Yasir Arman’s votes. Now let us see,who are those saying Equatorians like Bashir or they will run to the North.Actuall,the problem in South Sudan is the Dinka.I mean they are the most traitors in South Sudan.Imagine they still vote for Bashir yet they are being killed by Bashir.Most of the Dinkas are still in Khartoum supporting Bashir.It’s really funny for these people called Dinka.You have to wake up Dinkas.We are not going backwards but forward.Come-on people.Dinkas should not spoil the CPA.

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      • 18 April 2010 04:38, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

        That is the spirit and attitude of dinkas addicted to Arabs, you fail to recall the worse life hood the dinkas were living under arabs before Equatorians invent rebellion. I was far to my villages within the last few day to vote for my freedom and rights, yet today in Juba I come to realized the ugly side of dinkas motivation. You vote for arabs means your ready to remove GOSS department in Equatoria. No room for dinkas, arabs, Goss, corruptees, criminal and ignorance in Equatoria.

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        • 18 April 2010 04:45, by Dinka Boy

          Famious_logic_boy,

          I blame Salva Kiir for voting for Bashier,but you have to Check this out. It seems that You don,t frequently check the news. Don,t you know that Salva Kiir Mayardit for South Sudan presidency win 100% vote and Yassir Arman for Sudan presidency win 99.7% vote in greator Bor,and Lake State Arman 233-the leading to all. I am very proud of Jonglei and Rumbek States for voting Yassir Arman in this great amount. SPLM/A oyeee.

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          • 18 April 2010 05:00, by Gatwech

            Bravo Salvatore Kiir,

            Ahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........But some of SPLM foolish followers trashed their votes for a shadow of ghost candidate called Yasser Arman who will only get 10% of "MOCK" votes.

            Ahahahahahhaaaaaaa............Confused folks, the chairman voted this way and the foolish followers voted that way! What a confusion!!

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            • 18 April 2010 05:13, by Gatwech

              Questions:

              Why did Yasser Arman withdrew in that cowardice manner in the first place?

              What will be the use of votes trashed in his name when up to this point he remains a ghost shadow in the ballot paper (not official candidate)?

              Dinka Boy, there are tens of thousands of stations all over the South and may be nearly 1000 in Jonglei and more than 100 polling stations in Greater Bor. Voting for the sell-out anti-separation Aram in one station doesn’t make much difference and is a foolish decision by those who hate to see the South Sudan independence.

              Most of Bor-Dinka are known for being unionist as they waste their time following Garang’s vision of united Sudan.

              Remember that your votes for Aram are wasted, not to be recognized by NEC in Khartoum because Arman has already withdrawn officially and is NO more a candidate. They are called "MOCK" results.

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              • 18 April 2010 05:17, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

                I dinkas could tell me that they are short sight creatures. I would possible buy each and everyone of them a contact lens. God has mistaken to create these people in South, I would prefer their land to be a national game park or something.

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                • 18 April 2010 08:23, by sudanese sudan

                  The facts is that,you guys seem like you hate Dinka,but you don’t know that Dinkas are the fathers,and the mothers of Sudan.Without Sudan you both Equatorians an the rest of southern Sudan,will be giving a birth under,or on top of a tree like birds,and animals in the Jungle.

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              • 18 April 2010 11:02, by Hillary B.M.L,M

                Please Bro.

                understand, Deal was there between the two ruling parties, the clause say, "what do you want man, stay and rule in South and i in the North", just as simple as this. Believe me no any stupid Candidate would posses any post by vote unless they pray to Omer and kir for post.

                If there was ballot box for Kir in the North sure Omer would have voted for Kir, most stupid don’t understand these Political Deals.

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            • 18 April 2010 06:11, by Greater Equatoria

              You fool,Gatwech. If every one,including the kids knew that Yasir’s withdrawal was the worst ever mistake done by SPLM,you the fool and arrogant is still believing that it is the correct chice.Mr.Cater,the former president of US and US at large were/are unhappy with the withdrawal of Yasir,but because of the forged relationship between SPLM and the US,they kept their anger to a low intensity. I am originally from Juba,CE,unlike you who might be an Arab. I think you are the spoilers of the South Sudan.The truth speaks itself alone;today you are the only person left with your poor reasoning.We shall leave you backward while you continue to murmur there.Wake up and start reasoning like a normal person.

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            • 19 April 2010 03:27, by Joseph Makuer

              Gatwech

              My friend, poltics mean politcs.... It is an absolute right for Salva Kiir as the first Vice President of the Republic of Sudan to vote for his candiidate of choice.

              I don’t think you understand what behind the vote. Don’t call SPLM followers as foolish. THANK

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              • 19 April 2010 03:45, by Dinka Boy

                Joseph Makuer ,

                What significant that we South Sudanese will get when Salva Kiir vote for Omer Bashier? Do you think that voting for Bashier will allow South to get their independent easily?

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        • 18 April 2010 05:23, by Wad Juba

          Mr. Wise-logic brother!

          These flocks are lost, so in the spirit and the good name of Greater Equatoria, let truth speak for itself as it now becoming clear that some people are not what they claim to be. The most disturbing aspect is that some idiots on this webpage are still blinded by what Kiir did in the bush, hence they are ready to defend his stupidity to the point of no return.

          Only time will tell who are the real " Arab ass kissers"......Haaa...haaaaaaaaa.

          Tore lo jur.

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      • 18 April 2010 07:57, by maumau

        Folks

        Stop the noise, lets wait for the results. Kiir was not wrong to vote Beshir because the coward Arman quitted the race and there was no option for him (Kiir). Those who voted Arman are fools, how can they vote a candidate who has withdrawn his candidacy, they are either fools or were mislead. I tried to make this correction, but i was nearly beaten up by armed gangs who do not understand the meaning of "withdrawing candidacy and elections". MAUMAU

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        • 18 April 2010 08:05, by Dinka Boy

          Maumau,

          You are another low IQ i never encountered.
          Yasir Arman still there in the race. His ballot boxes are still there.
          If you don,t know,then Arman received 99.7% vote in greater Bor and Salva Kiir get 100%. Great approciation to them though Arman was forced to withdraw by SPLM. Thanks

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          • 18 April 2010 08:16, by maumau

            Dinka Boy

            Yasir Arman`s ballot boxes may be there but he cowardly withdrew his candidacy from the race. How can you vote such a coward guy and more so a northerner who was threatened by his fellow northerners in a Mosque, think twice Dinka Boy. MAUMAU.

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            • 18 April 2010 08:27, by SPLA

              maumau,

              Yasir Arman did not withdraw from the race by his will. The SPLM PB withdrew him just to save Kiir’s seat due to threats from the NCP to carry out a coup against the SPLM leadership if Yasir Arman was not withdraw from the presidential race.

              SPLA

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            • 18 April 2010 08:34, by Dinka Boy

              Maumau,

              Arman was withdrew by SPLM after the dateline. This election was constituted and it says if Candidate withdraw after 45 days,then the candidate will be considered vaild. Did you understand!

              That is why in Rumbek and Jonglei, South Sudanese vote for Arman widely.
              Please,it is you who need to think twice because you are following dirty road of gatwech and riek macahr.
              Thanks

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      • 19 April 2010 10:05, by anti-nyagat

        dinkas r traitors !! .hahaha.......anyway this just nyamnyam talks .keep barking .but at the end of the day u will bow before ur master who liberate you from arabs.and i hope u will cast ur tongue.

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    • 18 April 2010 04:51, by Gatwech

      Bravo Salvatore Kiir,

      You are a wise leader who knows that Bashir is the father of the CPA. You have not prostituted to vote for other northern hyenas who can tomorrow deny that they did not know any thing about CPA.

      Voting for Bashir doesn’t mean liking him as a person, but rather it is about voting for CPA and its further implementation until referendum. I thank you so much for the wise decision.

      Yes, I agree with you that most southerners have voted for Bashir. I myself voted for him here in Washington DC.

      I thank him for being the first northern leader to sign peace with the South on self-determination since 1997/2005. I thank him for giving us a breathing space for five years in the semi-independent South Sudan. I thank him for implementing about 90% of the CPA.

      I voted for him to continue holding him responsible for the implementation of other main issues such as North-South border and referendum. Bashir remains the best and nicest devil we know.

      But I warn him that should he wake up drunk one morning and say something opposite about the referendum, I am ready to kick his butts. As for now, he is the best among all the northern hyenas. He has brought us to a very far distance of possitive miles no body, EVEN HIMSELF CAN NEVER UNDO!!!

      Thank you Kiir for casting your vote for him. You knew what you were doing!

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      • 18 April 2010 06:17, by visitor

        Why did you run away to Washington if you love Bashir so much? You should be back in Sudan. Maybe you can get a job there cleaning the mosque the Janjaweed train in, to help them in their project of "nation-building".

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      • 18 April 2010 06:31, by jack chuol

        Mr liar Gatwech

        You did a good comment today. thank u

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      • 18 April 2010 07:32, by kuminyandi

        Gatwech,

        Why Salva has suddenly become your favourite and brilliant leader? You used to deride, mock, rebuke, and calling him names such as tribalism leader who lack political skills, vision, and necessities skills of ruling.

        What is the sudden changed in your attitudes toward Salva? If I can recalled your previous comments made in this forum regarding Salva through the year, it would be really shocking and contradicting. You and your cliques wrote numerous times that Salva Kiir’s rule was based on tribalism, and you also stated that Kiir’s GoSS is corrupt, incompetent, dinka dominated government, and ignorant bunch of thugs who totally lack political maturity.

        Even you went further and called Salva as a high school deserter(leaver), and he should be impeached due to his imature decisions as chairman of SPLM and president of South Sudan. Further, when Salva decides to run to election, you was the first person in this website who openly opposed his nomination to the office of GoSS claiming that he is fake general and NEC is going to reject his nomination papers, therefore, & according to you, Salva is going to be diqualified. You even preferred Dr. Lam Akol over him.

        Gatwech, I’m just curious, why suddenly the same Salva Kiir whom you baldy ridiculed in this web became a wise, capable, visionary leader, and one of your today’s heroes? Thanks.

        Kumi,

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        • 18 April 2010 07:41, by Dinka Boy

          kuminyandi ,

          You really asked great question to that fool called Gatwech(born in 1990s) in which he will murmur around like a little girl who fear her mother.
          Gatwech began supporting Sava Kiir Mayardit because we give them food to eat because we know their mentality as afood lovers.

          Clearlyn we give or promise them the Vice- president position to Riek Machar and that is why he change supporting Salva Kiir who he oppossed before and preferred Lam Akol as his great president. Is this not the sign of food lovers? yes, I and you mr Kumninyadi will no this as a fact.
          It is great for PB to make that decision otherwise they would have vote for Dr Lam Akol. Haaaaaaaaa, great!

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          • 18 April 2010 08:11, by kuminyandi

            Dinka Boy,

            You are right. This guy, Gatwech and his cliques are running after their intersets. I’m suprise to see that. They should be ashamed. Thanks

            Kumi,

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    • 18 April 2010 08:18, by SPLA

      This incompetent Kiir and Traitor Riek have sold Southerners out for their positions. Kiir voting for Bashir came after Bashir threatened to stage a coup against him if the SPLM did not withdraw Yasir Arman from the presidential race.

      People have been calling Lam Akol a traitor, NCP agent Kiir and Riek Machar are also traitors and NCP agents. These three guys are no good for South Sudan. How it the world a robust and competitive party like SPLM tarnish its image this way? I wish the people of South Sudan will rise up and say enough is enough to these traitors Kiir and Riek. They are leading us to hell.

      SPLA

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    • 18 April 2010 08:48, by Toposa Boy Southerner

      Even before the voting begins on Apr. 11, a confident Bashir has already announced his next move. He will start campaigning for the unity of the country immediately after the elections. “There will be no separation. Our people in the south will vote for unity voluntarily, through their own will,” Bashir said during a campaign in Sinjah, a town in eastern Sudan, on Apr. 1. Bashir’s imminent consolidation of power is worrying northern opposition parties. With the south disinterested in the elections and focusing on the referendum, they feel let down by the electoral process.

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  • 18 April 2010 04:23, by Dinka Boy

    If Salva Kiir vote for Omer El Bashier rather than CDR Yassir Arman,then it would be clear that there is abig problem within this SPLM. Now, SPLM (Cdr) Arman is leading 99.7% in greater Bor and huge percentage in Lake State.

    SPLM need not to just guess for probability because It’s always either positive or negative outcomes. Hoping for Bashier to give South Sudan afree of charge referendum in the exchange of withdrawing CDR Yasir Arman in the presidential race is alethal.

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    • 18 April 2010 04:37, by Greater Equatoria

      Dinka boy and others have now realized the problem in South Sudan.I started telling you since longtime ago,but the fools think I was joking. I do not blame the whole SPLM party but I blame the leader,Kiir.He has no power to control the management of the party.That is why SPLM is now broken this days. Yasir and Pagan are left stranded in the North.Maybe they form another party for themselves or they swallow the pain.I am not wishing all these to happen,but a normal person can study the current SPLM with its leadership and the mess they created and will be able to predict.

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      • 18 April 2010 05:17, by Gatwech

        Northerners,

        So-called Greater Equatoria, Dinka Boy, Murlescrewed are all northern intruders pretending to be southerners.

        No true southerner would cry for a known hyena called Yasser Aram who is against the independence of the South.

        Only northern pretenders like you guys using south sudanese names can cry for your shadow called Aram.

        Leave southerners alone you imposters!!!

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        • 18 April 2010 06:09, by Greater Equatoria

          You fool,Gatwech. If every one,including the kids knew that Yasir’s withdrawal was the worst ever mistake done by SPLM,you the fool and arrogant is still believing that it is the correct chice.Mr.Cater,the former president of US and US at large were/are unhappy with the withdrawal of Yasir,but because of the forged relationship between SPLM and the US,they kept their anger to a low intensity. I am originally from Juba,CE,unlike you who might be an Arab. I think you are the spoilers of the South Sudan.The truth speaks itself alone;today you are the only person left with your poor reasoning.We shall leave you backward while you continue to murmur there.Wake up and start reasoning like a normal person.

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          • 18 April 2010 06:17, by Dinka Boy

            Greater Equatoria ,

            Thanks dear brother for telling that fool the truth.

            The withdrawal of Yassir Arnman is not that pleasing and that is why many States are now voting for him.

            This Gatwech is Khartoum prostitute who once defect in SPLM and Support Bashier regime from 1991- 2005.

            What can we expect from this fool? we anticipated that he is always against the betterment of Southerners.

            What can he get if Bashier win and latter denny the South referendum through militray violation as he does always.

            This fool fail that Bashier did not give South Sudanese referendum with the exachange of Arman withdrawal. None!

            He(fool) should not that politics is "adirty game". You tell what you don,t mean.
            Thanks bro

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  • 18 April 2010 04:36, by Dinka Boy

    To Salva Kiir Mayardit,

    This is not how politic works. You should not give abad reputation to South Sudanese for voting for Omer El Bashier rather than you to cast your vote to Yasir Arman. What politic are you playing if you vote for the predominent enemy.
    I am very disapointed on this issue because your calculation does not serve the interest of South Sudanese at large. Are you and your traitor Machar sure that you guys will take the South Sudan to the better place without another war?
    I doubt if Bashier will give South Sudan free referendum without sound of gun. Caution! i know that we South Sudanese will not accept Bashier aggression,but it’s agreat mistake to put him to power peacefully while the laws had chased him away.
    This is adisgracing leadership because you can not vote for enemy you know than your brother you live with. Shame !

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    • 18 April 2010 05:18, by Gatwech

      You are not South Sudanese. Shut up there in Kadugli or Khartoum.

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  • 18 April 2010 04:37, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    That is the spirit and attitude of dinkas addicted to Arabs, you fail to recall the worse life hood the dinkas were living under arabs before Equatorians invent rebellion. I was far to my villages within the last few day to vote for my freedom and rights, yet today in Juba I come to realized the ugly side of dinkas motivation. You vote for arabs means your ready to remove GOSS department in Equatoria. No room for dinkas, arabs, Goss, corruptees, criminal and ignorance in Equatoria.

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  • 18 April 2010 04:39, by Wad Juba

    What the hell is wrong with this dude? We all know that his face has been tormented with scars and my guess is that, the whole world by now knows that he is a screwed face, so why hide behind that ugly hat. No wonder he casted his ballot in the wrong box. What a same for all southerners in or out of the motherland.

    I have nothing against Salva as a person, butt he just can’t make the cut as a president. Everything about him totally supports the fact that he is a plain peasant.

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  • 18 April 2010 04:43, by Dinka Boy

    Hey Greater Equatoria,

    Check this out. You don,t frequently check the news. Don,t you know that Salva Kiir Mayardit for South Sudan presidency win 100% vote and Yassir Arman for Sudan presidency win 99.7% vote in greator Bor,and Lake State Arman 233-the leading to all. I am very proud of Jonglei and Rumbek States for voting Yassir Arman in this great amount. SPLM/A oyeee.

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    • 18 April 2010 04:58, by Gatwech

      Those were less than zero person of all votes counted. Remeber Sudan has 16 million voters, not just 233.

      Yasser is expected to get 10% "MOCK" votes from confused voters. Salvatore Kiir voted for Bashir while those foolish SPLM followers instead went after a ghost name of northern Yasser Arman who is against separation of the South.

      Ahahahahhhaaaaaa...........SPLM chairman voted for Bashir but some of his foolish followers voted for a shadow ghost candidate.

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  • 18 April 2010 04:53, by Gatwech

    Bravo Salvatore Kiir,

    You are a wise leader who knows that Bashir is the father of the CPA. You have not prostituted to vote for other northern hyenas who can tomorrow deny that they did not know any thing about CPA.

    Voting for Bashir doesn’t mean liking him as a person, but rather it is about voting for CPA and its further implementation until referendum. I thank you so much for the wise decision.

    Yes, I agree with you that most southerners have voted for Bashir. I myself voted for him here in Washington DC.

    I thank him for being the first northern leader to sign peace with the South on self-determination since 1997/2005. I thank him for giving us a breathing space for five years in the semi-independent South Sudan. I thank him for implementing about 90% of the CPA.

    I voted for him to continue holding him responsible for the implementation of other main issues such as North-South border and referendum. Bashir remains the best and nicest devil we know.

    But I warn him that should he wake up drunk one morning and say something opposite about the referendum, I am ready to kick his butts. As for now, he is the best among all the northern hyenas. He has brought us to a very far distance of possitive miles no body, EVEN HIMSELF CAN NEVER UNDO!!!

    Thank you Kiir for casting your vote for him. You knew what you were doing!

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  • 18 April 2010 04:55, by Dinka Boy

    Salva Kiir Mayardit, there are people in the Goss especially traitor Riek Machar is working behind you to spoiled your reputation so that he can drived your vote away latter. This is a fact.

    See now, the Goss is shouting to make you embrass to the public that you vote to the enemy while your people that you are governing are voting for Yasir Arman. What is this? i don,t know. Please becareful with intruders.
    Thanks

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    • 18 April 2010 05:27, by Gatwech

      Dinka Boy (northerner),

      You are not a southerner but a northern intruder using South Sudanese multiple names on this website for the purpose of confusing southerners and dividing their public opinion. Shut up there in Kadugli or Khartoum.

      No true southerner would ever cry for another nothern hyena like Yasser Aram who is very well known for being against independence of South Sudan.

      Can a true nationalist southerner vote for Aram who made it clear that he would fight for unionism if elected? No, not at all. Only these northern intruders who do want to confuse the SPLM followers in the South.

      Salvatore Kiir is the chairman of SPLM. He knows Yasser Aram from inside-out. He knows that he is a bad guy and against the future of the South. But you fools are just guessing things without knowing what the real issues are within the SPLM circles......

      Bashir deserves the votes for a number of things:

      He is the first northern leader to sign peace on self-determination to referendum leading to independence.

      Bashir has implemented about 90% of CPA.

      Bashir has given us a breathing space five good years in semi-independent South Sudan. A distance he cannot undo himself even if he wants to violate the referendum. It would be our weakness in the South if we have not prepared ourselves by sharpening our knives during these five years.

      So, you northern intruders using south sudanese names on this website, shut up because we know what we are doing by voting for Bashir. We want to continue holding him responsible for the CPA he signed.......

      No chance any other northern hyena to pop up in Khartoum palace and demand renegotiation of the CPA like Sadiq al-Mahdi wants or introduction of confederation like the SPLM hyena Yasser Aram wants.....

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      • 18 April 2010 06:15, by Greater Equatoria

        You fool,Gatwech. If every one,including the kids knew that Yasir’s withdrawal was the worst ever mistake done by SPLM,you the fool and arrogant is still believing that it is the correct chice.Mr.Cater,the former president of US and US at large were/are unhappy with the withdrawal of Yasir,but because of the forged relationship between SPLM and the US,they kept their anger to a low intensity. I am originally from Juba,CE,unlike you who might be an Arab. I think you are the spoilers of the South Sudan.The truth speaks itself alone;today you are the only person left with your poor reasoning.We shall leave you backward while you continue to murmur there.Wake up and start reasoning like a normal person.

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        • 18 April 2010 07:01, by Gatwech

          You slave hearted northern fool after Yasser Aram, You call yourself Greater Equatoria when you don’t even know where Equatoria is located. Shut up you fool opposition hyena from the North.

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    • 18 April 2010 05:31, by Kim Deng

      Gatwech (son of Country),

      Keep educating them (Garang’s Orphans) until they come to their sense. Their votes for Yasser Arman are nothing rather than waste. Who in the world can cast her/her vote for a withdrawal guy if not only Mr. Marxist-Leninist Garang’s Orphans?

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      • 18 April 2010 05:55, by Gatwech

        Kim Deng,

        You are right. They are confused and can do any thing without knowing whether it is a useless exercise or not.

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        • 18 April 2010 08:22, by kuminyandi

          Gatwech,

          Who did Reik Machar vote for? I think you can guess that! Thanks.

          Kumi,

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  • 18 April 2010 05:47, by Albee

    Hello guys who are after the Dinka.Dinka is the group and Kiir is the person.I myself,I disagreed with Kiir’s position with the Al-Bashir because bashir is the enemy of the South.Bashir killed all my people and he still fraud the South;Southerners are still against each other without unifying themselves rather than basicing on bashir and kiir who do not care for their people.The hands of kiir and Bashir are full of blood of Sudanese. Let forget them and start a new topic,or defend on them forever.

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    • 18 April 2010 06:06, by Gatwech

      What if another northerner besides Bashir wins the election, would you have preferred that situation with a non-CPA signatory?

      Please be strategic in thinking. There is no permanent enemy or friend in politics. You use your enemy as long as you have common interest. It is safer for the CPA as a document if Bashir remains the president because he signed it and his violation of it would be crystal clear than some other northerner who may win and tomorrow deny knowing about the CPA and referendum.

      Look at this mocking result below in one Bor station as reported by Philip Thon:

      "Today, he (Arman) also got a landslide victory in Tong polling center, Bor with 99.7% of vote."

      This 99.7% is out of what number? They could be only 50 voting and 49 of them cast their vote for Aram. But does 49 people make any difference from station against tens of thousands of other stations?

      What I have realized is that all those who support Aram have one thing in common:

      1/ They don’t know Aram very well, his negative position about separation and his plans to divide SPLM leadership over this issue of separation if he ever won election (God forbids).

      2/ Or these people who support Arman are northern opposition intruders on this website using South Sudanese names and all those ghost meaningless names.

      3/ They are just confused groups who only want to vote for SPLM any where without putting into consideration the person they vote for. SPLM is full of hyenas in sheep’s skin like those of communist unionists such as Yasser Arman and Pagan Amum who have now rebelled against the decisions of their chairman, Salvatore Kiir.

      Please watch out and think wise! Voting for Bashir is not just about liking him as a person, but it is about his responsibility as the CPA is concerned.

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  • 18 April 2010 06:02, by Dinka Boy

    Gatwech(Tut yual), Kim Deng,and likes

    You should embark recognizing that the SPLM loyal States are voting for Cdr Yasir Arman for Sudan president. I have told you before that Arman still in the race because there is no way that SPLM can withdraw him after the dateline. You attempted to make just squarrel noise,now the truth is right at your face. In greater Bor, Arman has 99.7% vote and 100% for Salva Kiir leaving Dr Lam Akol with 0%. See, this is how politic works.

    Also in lake state, Arman lead in awide gap in which his vote is 233 and in fact you will still get his huge precentages in Warrap State, NBG,EBG,CBG,and few Greater counties of Ngok in Upper Nile and Unity let alone other prostitute of Bashier.

    Now, what are you going to do because the South loyal States are voting for CDR Yasir Arman and also the Northern States are voting for him right there. I wise he win this election so that you can passout.

    My friend, your short sighted politics is nothing to me because i reason beyond the opaque materials.
    Who tell you that Arman is against the separation of the South. It your mentality of Nyagatism of riek macahr which encouraged you to make noise but that will not help you mr little born in 1990s.

    What are the cues that help Southerners that CDR Yasir Arman is against the South? do you think that Bashier is better than Bashier because he baselssely trick SPLM that he will just give South Sudanese free referendum. Are you sure mr small skull?

    Just make your own noise because that will not distorted our mind because it’s just a vessel which is making noise at the moment.

    I don,t really care whether Arman win or lose,but iam yearning for the respect of CPA so that SPLM will not fall into the group of violators. You have to think twice that Bashier is not going to just give South Sudan a free referendum,better prepared for the war in and during the 2011 immense.

    Are you sure we will get referndum with the exchange of the armnan withdrawal? none!

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    • 18 April 2010 06:09, by Gatwech

      I wonder why people like you waste their votes in such stupid and foolish useless exercise. Even if Yasser Arman gets 100% votes all over Sudan, he cannot be declared winner because officially and legally he is not a candidate. He has withdrawn!!!

      What is the goal for wasting your votes? What do you want to achieve? And why did Aram withdraw in the first place?

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      • 18 April 2010 06:16, by Gatwech

        Dinka Boy (northern intruder),

        We will get our independence by January 2011 whether by referendum (ballot) or by brief war (bullet) as predicted by Ngundeng Bong more than a century ago.

        Put that thing in your little desert head whether you are in Kadugli, Abyei or Khartoum, dude.

        It has nothing to do with Yasser Aram’s cowardice withdrawal which he did out of fear.

        "With ballot or bullet, South Sudan shall be freee."

        Meanwhile we take confusionists like Aram out of the way so that we clearly see who we rightfully deal with and we have been dealing with on the CPA, and that is Bashir/Taha.

        No chance for other northern hyenas on the way between Kiir/Dr. Machar and Bashir/Taha. We want to continue holding these two guys responsible, okay?

        And let us see how they are going to deny the conduct of referendum they themselves signed......

        Got that!!!

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        • 18 April 2010 06:25, by Dinka Boy

          Gatwech,

          I know long time ago that you are little fool with no reasoning ability.
          I also believed that we will get our independent in 2011 or after it through bullet as aresult of vilation,but South Sudanese would get it referendum in 2011 if they obey the law of CPA.

          Talking about Ngundeeng/Wurnyang at this modern time means stupidity and primitiveness. Haaaaaaaa, ngundeng say this. Wurnyanyg says that Nuer will resurrect when they are killed in Borland! did they get up? God knows. All the above are sign of primitivess.

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          • 18 April 2010 06:43, by mohammed ali

            The war had stopped five years ago.If we continue standing on the same place, we will either stop progressing or we will slide back into war again.

            Salva/Machar want to go forward.They know that the last five years had been lost in futile adventures and useless political wrangling.The revolutionary elements with their sinister agenda, had gone.The path is now paved towards an ever lasting peace,wider constructive co-operation and a prosporous future.

            Salva and Machar are the pillars of peace in the south.
            Let us help and support them.

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  • 18 April 2010 06:27, by Dinka Boy

    Greater Equatoria ,

    Thanks dear brother for telling that fool the truth.

    The withdrawal of Yassir Arnman is not that pleasing and that is why many States are now voting for him.

    This Gatwech is Khartoum prostitute who once defect in SPLM and Support Bashier regime from 1991- 2005.

    What can we expect from this fool? we anticipated that he is always against the betterment of Southerners.

    What can he get if Bashier win and latter denny the South referendum through militray violation as he does always.

    This fool fail that Bashier did not give South Sudanese referendum with the exachange of Arman withdrawal. None!

    He(fool) should not that politics is "adirty game". You tell what you don,t mean.

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    • 18 April 2010 08:38, by Toposa Boy Southerner

      Reuters) - Sudan’s first open elections in 24 years fell short of international standards, international observers said on Saturday, the first authoritative judgments on the polls tainted by a wave of boycotts.

      World

      Official results of the presidential and legislative ballots, which had been intended to turn Sudan into a democratic state after decades of civil war, are due on Tuesday.

      "These elections have struggled to reach international standards. They have not reached them all," the head of the European Union observer mission in Sudan, Veronique de Keyser, told reporters.

      "It is apparent that the elections will fall short of meeting international standards and Sudan’s obligations for genuine elections in many respects," said a statement from the U.S. Carter Center, the only long-term observers of the polls.

      The preliminary statements will be a blow to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir who, analysts say, is looking for an internationally recognized win to legitimize his rule and fend off International Criminal Court charges that he masterminded war crimes in Sudan’s western Darfur region.

      But the few opposition political parties which entered the elections also said they would never recognize the results.

      "Even if we win one seat, and it looks like we won’t even get one, we will never take it," said opposition Islamist Hassan al-Turabi, adding his party totally rejected the results.

      "Now they went straight to the ballots and took them and exchanged them," he said, adding their monitors had caught some officials in the act of fraud.

      INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

      The elections were set up under a 2005 peace deal that ended more than two decades of north-south war in the oil producing state and also promised southerners a 2011 referendum on whether they should split off and become an independent country.

      A member of Sudan’s National Elections Commission defended the election, saying it was not surprising there had been problems given the country’s war-torn history.

      "We cannot be expected to meet international standards. We are a country just emerging from the war with very little electoral experience ... We have tried our best as a commission," Philister Baya Lowiri told Reuters.

      De Keyser said there had been "significant deficiencies" including logistical problems, intimidation and irregularities.

      She said there had been a small opening of political space with the opposition parties free to voice complaints, but said it was important that trend continued.

      Both missions praised the patience and enthusiasm of voters and polling staff. Overall turnout would be around 60 percent, De Keyser said.

      The elections as a whole were marred by complexity and confusion, and dominated by the ruling parties in the north and south, the EU’s preliminary statement said.

      A separate mission from the European Parliament echoed many of the concerns but said the polls were still a step forward in the 2005 peace process.

      "They enabled an unprecedented political debate in a war-torn country," MEP Ana Gomes said.

      The European Union deployed around 140 observers but pulled its team out of Darfur, the site of a seven-year civil conflict, saying safety concerns were limiting its movements.

      Around 70 observers from the Carter Center, led by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, watched the vote.

      (Additional reporting and writing by Andrew Heavens; Editing by Jon Hemming)

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    • 18 April 2010 08:51, by yirolda

      Dear equatorian bustard the so call big logic boy you forgot the saying which goes "Action speaks louder than words" you people have to bark like an afraid dog in the dark but Dinka still know what is a head of 2011 referendom just keep quite and you will soon change your nationality to Uganda as you cowards have been doing during the lasted civil war.By the way let me ask you this simple question how old are you as a southerner? You are now talking like a small child of three years and that is ofcourse your age in south sudan.

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      • 18 April 2010 09:49, by Jur Tier

        I think it was such a wise decission that the southern ruling party, the Sudan’s People Libration Movement ( SPLM) has pulled out of the race because there was no fairness at all.

        But be warn Southerners that the most important thing is the next upcoming referundumn.

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  • 18 April 2010 11:26, by visitor

    Whoever Salva Kiir voted for he should keep to himself, not tell everyone. It is bad form to tell everyone and he will make enemies because of this mistake.

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  • 18 April 2010 11:52, by Controller

    Dear Readers

    I do not blame Dinka Bors for voting for Mr. Yasser Arman foolishly.

    They didn’t know what withdrawal mean.

    Look, Salva Kiir and Yasser Arman voted for Al- Bashir.

    Remeber Dinka Bors, when the candidate withdrawn from race, is no longer a candidate no more, which means that you do not need to vote for him/her no more.

    Your voting for Mr. Yasser Arman was nothing, but wasting of your energy.

    The Dinka Bors of Barbaric Dinka Boy are nothing, but an animals.

    thanks

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  • 18 April 2010 13:21, by Manyang

    What a confused leadership? Kiir had voted for Al Bashir and Dr Riek might had voted for al bashir too and his wife in unity state. What is different between Lam, Kiir and Riek? Lam was being falsely accused as being an agent of Bashir. Now the SPLM top leadership had voted for Al Bashir. Who is doing the rignt thing now? The marginalised people of the Sudan are now like sheep without a sheperd. The SPLM top leadership had brought disgrace and shame to the marginalised people of the Sudan. The decision you are making today will haunt you until your grave.

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    • 18 April 2010 13:45, by Gatmi raan

      Manyang

      Don’t include Dr. Riek in that mess, you don’t if he had voted for Omer Albashir, it just a guess on your part. there no law that obliged Dr. Riek or Salva Kiir to vote for Omer. Kiir chose to vote for him. but he could chose not to and only vote for himself in th South presidency. I doubt if Dr. Riek voted for Omer. It would be really shameful if both Dr. Riek and Kiir did vote for Omer. Since they the Symbol of the South Sudan. but Salva by Revealing that he had just voted for Omer Albashir it demonstrates that he(Kiir) scares to death about standing tall infront of that man Omer. that is why he chose not to run for the presidency at the national level instead focusing on the Second tier presidency of the South. What a coward!!!!!!!!!

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      • 18 April 2010 15:14, by Dengtaath

        Gatmiran, thanks,for your statement, what we have seen is not just only a cowardness, but also an indication of irresponsibility.A president for South Sudan pointing his finger on the sky revealing that he voted the murderer of Southerners in to power again, is an insult to all who had perished in the struggle of this country or to all Southerners who are still a live.
        There are no laws that oblige the head of South Sudan to cast his vote on Omer Bashier, but if there is a political reason that can force him to cast his vote to Omer, he can do so with out telling the ordinary Southern people, his action signified that Salva is not after the Southern interest, the man must be self motivated individual. Those thugs like Luka Boing who are close advisers to Kiir,are advising the big man to the hell.

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      • 18 April 2010 19:43, by Manyang

        Gatmi raan, I appreciate your comment but what you need to remember is that there is no different between Kiir and Dr Riek Machar. They are both at the front seats of the same car. If the leadership had failed the leader and his/her deputy are the one responsible for the failure. Unless you want to tell me Dr Riek is an opposition leader within the SPLM. If he is an opposition leader within the people party then he is the one causing all the mess within the SPLM.

        Now Salva Kiir came out and said whom he voted for during the election. His rivals within the SPLM will conceal whom they have voted for as a strategy of discreditiing Kiir individually. Well informed South Sudanese will be eyeing on the fail GOSS leadership as a whole and the SPLM leadership in particular.

        Dr Riek shamefully voted for Al bashir as his boss did. I am sure he also voted for his wife Angelina Teny. What a confused leadership under this two leaders. Time has come for south sudanes to form a strong opposition party to play an oversight role in the interest of South sudanese. We had enough of these guys at the helm of the SPLM leader. Their vehicle is without a reverse gear and is heading into the dangerous direction.

        thanks.

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  • 18 April 2010 17:23, by Time1

    if he voted or did not vote, what is the problem, everyone has the freedom and rights to do what he wants and vote for whoever he or she see fit, is that not what democracy is about? if there is no other credible leader left on the ballot papaer then who else should be voted fore? al turabis party? many people voted for bashir or against bashir, it is not a problem, because this is a consequences of democracy and wel all have to accept it.

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