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    VOTING IN THE SUDAN'S ELECTIONS FOR A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BEGAN IN THE CAPITAL, KHARTOUM, YESTERDAY.?

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    VOTING IN THE SUDAN'S ELECTIONS FOR A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BEGAN IN THE CAPITAL, KHARTOUM, YESTERDAY. BUT ONLY WOMEN CAST THEIR VOTES AS VOTING IN THE SUDAN IS SEGREGATED. THERE WERE A FEW MINOR INCIDENTS WHEN MEN TRIED TO GO TO THE POLLS, APPARENTLY BELIEVING THAT THEY WERE BEING DEPRIVED OF THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE BY ELECTION OFFICERS.

    THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, WHICH IS BEING VOTED INTO OFFICE IS SCHEDULED TO DRAW UP A CONSTITUTION FOR THE COUNTRY. NEARLY 1,000 CANDIDATES FROM 28 POLITICAL PARTIES ARE CONTESTING THE 218 SEATS IN THE ASSEMBLY. THE ASSEMBLY IS THE ONLY PRESENT FORM OF PARLIAMENT. THE GOVERNMENT FORCED THE DISSOLUTION OF THE FORMER ASSEMBLY AMID A SERIES OF CIVIC DISTURBANCES AFTER IT HAD FAILED TO PASS A NEW CONSTITUTION LAST DECEMBER. MAJOR PARTIES TAKING PART INCLUDE THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS AND RIVAL WINGS OF THE UMMA PARTY, ONE OF WHICH IS LED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MOXAMED AHMED MAGHOUB.

    VOTING IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN TEN DAYS. THERE ARE THREE MILLION VOTERS IN THE SUDAN, TWO MILLION OF WHOM ARE MEN AND THEY WERE SCHEDULED TO START VOTING TODAY. MR. MAGHOUR HAS APPEALED TO THE PEOPLE TO MAINTAIN LAW AND ORDER AND TO FORGET THEIR DIFFERENCES WHILE VOTING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACS449IQ31594YS5FCP95HVYP7
    Media URN:
    VLVACS449IQ31594YS5FCP95HVYP7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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