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Sudan's President Wins Election


Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir won Sudan's first open polls in 24 years, keeping in office the only sitting head of state wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

The chairman of Sudan's National Elections Commission Abel Alier said Bashir won 68 percent of the vote.

The elections take place as Sudan heads toward a referendum in eight months that could lead south Sudan to split off and become an independent state.

compiled from Reuters reporting
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