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US urges participation in Sudan elections

US urges participation in Sudan elections

The United States is hoping opposition parties will participate in Sudan's first multiparty elections in a quarter-century, which is set for this month.
The call comes as Sudan's major opposition parties threaten a boycott of the April 11 elections because of what they say are irregularities and government bias.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters Friday that legitimate worries about the elections exist, including media access and problems with polling places.
But Crowley says that the United States hopes parties will reach agreement and participate in the elections.
The elections are a crucial step in a 2005 north-south peace deal that ended a 21-year civil war.


Updated : 2021-06-25 21:13 GMT+08:00