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US advises against long delay in Sudan elections

US advises against long delay in Sudan elections

The United States is urging against a long delay in the staging of Sudan's first multiparty elections in a quarter-century, set for this month.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters Monday that the United States recognizes that a brief delay might be needed. But he says that any delay should be used so Sudan can improve the elections and deal with opposition parties' legitimate misgivings.
He says it is the responsibility of everyone involved to make sure the elections are peaceful, transparent and credible.
The elections have been thrown into disarray by allegations of government violations and opposition threats of a boycott.
The elections are a crucial step in a 2005 north-south peace deal that ended a 21-year civil war.


Updated : 2021-04-12 12:47 GMT+08:00