Sudanese elections end with announcement of al-Bashir's win

08:20, April 27, 2010      

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir greets his supporters in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, April 26, 2010. Omar al-Bashir won the country's first multi-party elections in 24 years by obtaining more than 6 million votes, the Sudanese National Elections Commission (NEC) announced on Monday. (Xinhua/Mohammed Babiker)

The Sudanese elections on Monday came to an end with the announcement that the incumbent President Omar al-Bashir was elected for a new four-year term in office, while President of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Salva Kiir Mayardit won the post of president of south Sudan government.

Chairman of Sudan's National Elections Commission (NEC) Abil Alier announced at a press conference Monday that al-Bashir has obtained 6,901,694 out of the total 10,114,310 votes, or 68 percent of the votes.

Kiir, who only attended the elections in south Sudan, obtained 2,616,640 votes, or 93 percent of the total votes, while his rival Lam Akol Ajaween, president of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-Democratic Change (SPLM-DC), obtained 197,217 votes, accounting for 7 percent.

The announcement of the results of the presidential elections included 12 candidates, despite the fact that four of them have withdrawn from the elections.

SPLM candidate Yassir Arman came second after al-Bashir, obtaining 2,193,826 votes in spite of his withdrawal from the elections.

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