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Final referendum results will be announced in Khartoum: SSRC boss

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By Julius N. Uma

January 15, 2010 (JUBA) - The final outcome of Southern Sudan’s self-determination referendum will be officially announced in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum on February 14, Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil, the Chairperson of Southern Referendum Commission (SSRC) said on Saturday.

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SSRC Chairperson Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil (Reuters)

Khalil’s remarks come on the day the week-long polls closed across the country and in the eight countries where overseas voting has taken place.

“Given that both the north and south will still be under one country, its natural that results of such an historic event is announced from the capital, which is Khartoum. I don’t see any problem with that,” the SSRC boss told a press conference held in Juba, the Southern Sudan capital.

Khalil, making his first appearance in the regional capital since August 2010 lauded members of the commission as well as the referendum bureau for what he termed spirited efforts that ensured timely conduct of the historic event.

He said, “the framers of the CPA [Comprehensive Peace Agreement] and the Interim Constitution allocated very little time for the conduct of the referendum. As such, the commission and its members were able to complete the huge tasks within 4 months, yet it was required by law to take 42 months.”

The SSRC Chairperson, who was flanked by his deputy, Chan Reec Madut, cited cooperation, harmony and tolerance among the commission officials as some of the key factors that steered the success of the referendum.

Voting began on January 9 and ended on Saturday. Counting is expected to begin with immediate effect. Each polling center will, upon completion of counting submit results to the sub-county committees, later to the county committee before it reaches the state referendum high committees.

The vote counting process, Khalid added, will be done at each polling center in the presence of both local and international observers.

“It will be the responsibility of the state high committees to submit results to the referendum bureau, of which results are eventually sent to the commission in Khartoum,” Khalil clarified.

As of January 14, the SSRC boss said a total of 3,135,000 voters out of 3,755,000 in Southern Sudan alone had already cast their votes, around 83%. In the north, he added, 116,000 out of the 62,000 registered voters had voted, while 91% turnout had reported in the Diaspora voting, which took place in Australia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, United Kingdom and the United States.

Meanwhile, the commission has given a five-day extension to enable voters in Brisbane, Australia to complete voting after the process was halted due to floods.

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  • 16 January 2011 07:40, by DOOR

    What matters is where the counting of votes would be done and it is good that each polling centre will do its counting.
    It is wise that the results are known in the South before they are transferred to khartoum where they could be announced.

    Good job Southerners, congratulation.

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  • 16 January 2011 10:23, by mikes

    Hey,Dear southerns I would like to alert you about the final result In Victoria,Australia,only state of Victoria not whole Australia,thoes who vote for separation are 3930, vote for unity are 39,invalid vote are 36,The turn out is 98.1% ,and The total number of people who votes overall are 4005.thanks you and enjoy new nation ,southern sudan.

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  • 16 January 2011 10:32, by makuei

    We already know the result, the story of the rigging of results is the nonsense we don’t wanna hear

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  • 16 January 2011 11:58, by mikes

    yah’’u sound like a jalab makuei"its u who know them already but not whole south sudan ,talk about yourself but not we!!your reachion has already show your colour or detemind who u are,thank for your reaction in that way!!!

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    • 17 January 2011 12:42, by makuei

      Mr. Mike,
      I stated in my comment that we are already aware of the results and we didn’t want to hear of anything like votes being rigged. What I meant was that we the Southerners did not expect those who are going to announce the results in Khartoum to make a mistake of rigging our votes in favour of Unity.
      I was the first before you to vote for separation at 7:49 am on date 9/01/2011.
      You don’t know me and you arrogantly branded me a jalaba. Quite unfortunate that some one like you who resides in Australia finds problems in understanding statements made in English here on Sudan Tribune. You also appear like a new commentator on Sudan Tribune.
      Just a bit of two-fold advice; (1) Learn English better (2) Understand people’s views before attacking them. GOOD LUCK!!!

      Raphael Makuei

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  • 16 January 2011 15:17, by Sam.Eto

    KHARTOUM, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — An international observation mission for monitoring south Sudan referendum on Sunday said that the referendum polling process witnessed many violations and illegal practices that negatively affect the referendum’s credibility and transparency.

    Tina Kantola, the head of the Association of World Citizens ( AWC), affirmed at a press conference in Khartoum Sunday that legal violations took place by staff of the South Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) in south Sudan and by government of south Sudan.

    She said the mission members were threatened and had not received any cooperation inside some of the polling centers in Juba.

    She added that they observed continuation of campaign promoting for separation during the polling process despite the fact that the law stipulated an end of media campaign before Jan. 7, 2011.

    Kantola also referred to interventions by polling staff and their influence on the voters, particularly the illiterates, adding that there were directions by the referendum commission staff in the south for the voters to vote for a specific option.

    She said that the AWC regarded those points as having affected the credibility of the whole process.

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    • 16 January 2011 17:57, by Victory

      Eto,

      Iam here to inform you that the south is gone,dont waste your time analysing lies,if really there was any violations(regarding the transperency or injustic) took place during the voting process it would have been published,so shup up your mouth.

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    • 16 January 2011 19:25, by omoni Atari

      sam.eto.
      It is just your own frustration boy,Carter center,E.U,and AU can answer all you are rubish,
      Just applying for passport new,otherwise you will step in Juba international airport.
      Foriegners describe juba as the safest city in Africa.
      Just keep barking like mad dog.

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  • 16 January 2011 20:03, by J G kuol

    So called landlord is nothing but land-worm.
    What a despicable,loathsome,destestable,lowlife humanbeing
    you are.You’re awful,sickening and disgust.
    You’re a disgraceful,shameful and abominable.
    You brought a shame,disgrace and abomination to yourself,
    your family,your clan,and our lovely people in this precious
    land.
    Dear Good Lord,we pray unto Thee! protect us from the deadly
    missiles of Shamarat malicious plots from evil’s factory.
    Dear Beloved Good Lord,give us wisdom and strength,and grant
    us courage and endurance and the ability to stop these satanic attacks from the land-worm and his pals ,and their
    party United in evil(UE)under the banner of Lucifer.
    Dear good Lord ,we praise you,we adore you,and we thank you.
    Precious Lord,protect us from visible and invisible satanic
    missiles of Shamarat malicious and Fitna.
    > And everyone says Amen----------- Amen

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  • 16 January 2011 20:05, by J G kuol

    So called landlord is nothing but land-worm.
    What a despicable,loathsome,destestable,lowlife humanbeing
    you are.You’re awful,sickening and disgust.
    You’re a disgraceful,shameful and abominable.
    You brought a shame,disgrace and abomination to yourself,
    your family,your clan,and our lovely people in this precious
    land.
    Dear Good Lord,we pray unto Thee! protect us from the deadly
    missiles of Shamarat malicious plots from evil’s factory.
    Dear Beloved Good Lord,give us wisdom and strength,and grant
    us courage and endurance and the ability to stop these satanic attacks from the land-worm and his pals ,and their
    party United in evil(UE)under the banner of Lucifer.
    Dear good Lord ,we praise you,we adore you,and we thank you.
    Precious Lord,protect us from visible and invisible satanic
    missiles of Shamarat malicious and Fitna.
    > And everyone says Amen----------- Amen

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  • 16 January 2011 20:06, by J G kuol

    I’ve done some research about landlord
    His real name:Mosquito Mondukuru Gasus Karero.
    Education: Master degree from the Academy of lucifer
    Shamarat-malicious-fitna Technologies
    Graduated 2006 with a Bachelor,major in malicious fabrication.
    Occupation: polical cadre,secret Agent.
    Polical party: United in Evil party (UEP)
    Mr. Mosquito Karero is the best polical cadre of UE party,
    and their intellectual elite.Their prime goal is to divide.
    To divide by all means.
    > The United in Evil party has given the assignment of dividing business to Mr.Mosquito for his talents and skills,
    the ability and creativity to create evil schemes for the purpose of dividing business.
    > Mr.Mosquito is a catastrophical schemmes specialist(CSS)
    > Mr.Mosquito Landlord -land-worm
    > What a lunatic schmuck he is ?
    > Shame on you,and don’t blame it on me, you blood-sucker

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  • 16 January 2011 20:14, by J G kuol

    Hallo everyone, we welcome you to our party.
    If you possess all these things below.
    > prode of your tribe and look down to others
    > fear ,anger ,and hate towards others
    > Zero moral values
    > zero forgiveness ,and no love to one another.
    > Unmerciful ,unforgiving ,unkind
    > hatred of freedom and liberty
    > zero dignity and low self-esteem
    > intoxicated with anger,revenge and hatred
    > cronic self-centred syndrome
    > faith in satanic doctrine.
    If you say yes to those mentioned above.
    Brothers you’re welcome to join our polical party.
    The United in Evil Party (UEP)
    Thank you.

    The landlord commander in schemes
    and secretary general of United in evil party.
    Malina city ,Central hell confederation

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  • 17 January 2011 08:33, by Lokaku

    Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil has so far proved to be honest, although my final verdict will be on February 14 when the final results of the referundum are announced. There are very few honest Northerners if any and should he deliver on February 14, then we should consider giving him an honorary citizenship status in South Sudan.

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