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Sudan’s electoral commission admits to vote rigging in the East


May 9, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — An official in Sudan’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has acknowledged that investigation into a YouTube video revealed two cases of vote rigging and vowed to prosecute those responsible.

The unidentified NEC source told the pro-government Al-Rayaam newspaper that the probe was launched after a formal complaint was lodged with the electoral body stressing that this shows the "integrity of the elections".

Last month, a video was posted to YouTube showing NEC staff filling out the ballots and putting them inside the boxes leading opposition to blast the authorities and emphasize that is solid proof over the unfairness of the polls which concluded last month.

However, the NEC officials at the time dismissed the video as fabricated and rejected calls for investigation before later reversing its position upon receiving a challenge from an unidentified party.

The April multi-party polls, the first in 24 years saw President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir reelected despite an international arrest warrant on war crimes charges allegedly committed in Darfur.

The credibility of the election was undermined by major opposition boycotts, allegations of fraud and questions from international monitors about transparency.

The NEC official told the newspaper that the staff in charge of two polling stations would be brought to trial after irregularities in the said constituency has been exposed. However, he left it to court on whether the election results in these two stations would be recognized.


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  • 10 May 2010 06:04, by babadit

    Indeed Election had passed that is why Mr. Abel Alier is admitting this cases, where was he and the team when these accusation first appeared on the youtube?
    he sould not play the game we already knew they had with NCP/NIF, it is too late the result has been annouced already.
    But they should not try any attampts to cheat the referandomresult in the favour of Unity, because we can still decide on our future through Unilateral decleation of south sudan independence

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  • 10 May 2010 06:06, by Gat nyaraan

    At last the NEC admit its incompetency, and rigging of elections.

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    • 10 May 2010 06:51, by wang

      Its too late to admitd this unforgettable crime you did NEC.
      Many had lost their life becuase of your stupidity games.
      George Athor is too thirsty for leadership and none of SPLM/A has no sources about when Athor is going to burn the entire "great Bor" alive.

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  • 10 May 2010 08:25, by BENSON

    The electoral commission is most stupid person in the government..Mr Abel Alier are you too idiots as fucking Angakuei’s people...

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    • 10 May 2010 09:09, by Biden Osire

      This is a true evidence now and i believe now way tomorrow the coming Referumdum will travel the some route and leave the southerners with disbelieve as Egypt and other Arab countries are working 24 hours to make the choice of the southerners not to for new state.
      So let us be serious and make sure we get our own country without any doubt.

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      • 10 May 2010 10:19, by Rev. Saturnino

        Hi Guys!!!!,

        It sounds funny!!! NEC admitted rigging practices? Useless. Let them go to hell. After what?
        Eh..This same group of animals should not be given any chance of manipulating the referrendum, otherwise, the choice is only one SEPARATION. Let’s be good neighbours with the Arabs but NOT to be called one Country under the oppressive rule of the Jalabas. Do you know who are those struggling for the unity? These are those with two colours, two religions, those who love to be like chameleons. No..that game will not continue any more in the New Sudan. By the way, we need to begin our developmental programmes: purely southerners, truly Sudanese, everything NEW. Some people may not understand what NEW SUDAN is. Yes, purely Southerners, truly Sudanese, black colour. Black is beauty. Dr. Garang was not a Mundukuru man who started the struggle. He was black up to the grave. We need a change, so separation is the real change.

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    • 10 May 2010 23:27, by makalier

      Hello Mr. Benson? Abel Alier is an Agakuei who is the member of the NCP, just like any other southerner who is the member of NCP and other people from his clan are not considered as foolish or fucking as you stated. If you were wish, you should have blamed Mr. Abel Alier because he is the one who was in charge of the NEC and not the entire Agakuei as you cowardly insulted them. Becareful brother and try not generalized people you do not even know in details to be begin with. we are the peaceful people who does not approached other people with out proper reasons to generalized them. we do not like to be probed in vain when one person is doing something wrong on his own merit. Therefore, direct your insult to mr.Abel Alier not the entire Angakuei okay?

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  • 10 May 2010 14:25, by Abyei

    dear all

    its has been very clear before the election started that,the northerners attempted to buy the election cards from the southerners and the different parties. so was that to be called free and fair election?
    we southerners had done our part through 93% as south sudan presidency was by kirr suceesfuly . my advise to these gay arabs in Khartoum is that,let them wait and see what will happen in 2011.the followers of mamer cier who called himself bashir hassen mohammed we be very far away listening to their lessons not rigging of the election.south will proced 90% in 2011 willmamer will be in assembly with the displinary committee to explain the blood sheet of darfourian and to also speak small English to the world not arabic language. shame on him to be called president without even spoken English.

    let them fuck thier anus to the maximum and the will come back to the meaning of the word [rig]

    may the idiot mamer face justics as soon as possible?

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  • 10 May 2010 14:49, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Who said the referendum committee wll be the NEC,nosense,Alier is not going to be the same chairman for the south Sudan referendum otherwise he will be in favour of unity, since he become old while being in khartoum.
    By Okucu pa Lotinokwan

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