• Short Summary

    IT WAS THE MEN'S TURN TO VOTE IN KHARTOUM ON FRIDAY (19 APRIL) IN ELECTIONS FOR THE SUDAN'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

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    IT WAS THE MEN'S TURN TO VOTE IN KHARTOUM ON FRIDAY (19 APRIL) IN ELECTIONS FOR THE SUDAN'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE MEN AND WOMEN VOTE SEPARATELY IN SUDAN. THURSDAY (18 APRIL) WAS THE WOMEN'S DAY, AND THEY TURNED OUT IN RECORD NUMBERS - NEARLY 90 PER CENT OF THOSE REGISTERED HAD VOTED WHEN THE POLL CLOSED.

    FRIDAY WAS THE LAST DAY OF VOTING IN KHARTOUM BUT GOES ON IN REMOTE AREAS FOR THE NEXT TEN DAYS. THE THREE MILLION VOTERS ARE ELECTING A NEW ASSEMBLY WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO VOTE A PERMANENT CONSTITUTION FOR THE NATION.

    THE GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER HOHAMED AHMED MAHGOUB FORCED THE DISSOLUTION OF THE FORMER ASSEMBLY AMID A SERIES OF CIVIL DISTURBANCES WHEN IT HAD FAILED TO PASS A NEW CONSTITUTION BY FEBRUARY 7 LAST.

    NEARLY 1,000 CANDIDATES FROM 28 POLITICAL PARTIES AND GROUPS ARE CONTESTING THE 218 PLACES IN THE ASSEMBLY, SUDAN'S ONLY PRESENT FORM OF PARLIAMENT, AND TRENDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SHOWN FROM ABOUT 10 MAY.

    MAJOR GOVERNMENT PARTIES TAKING PART INCLUDE THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS, AND RIVAL WINGS OF THE UMMA PARTY, ONE OF WHICH IS LED BY PRIME MINISTER MANGOUB.

    POLLING IN KHARTOUM WENT OFF QUIETLY ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL REPORTS. ONLY A FEW MINOR CASES OF SECURITY BREACHES, CORRUPTION AND ILLEGAL ACTS WERE REPORTED. VOTERS ARE BEING FINGERPRINTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SUDAN TO ENSURE THEY ONLY VOTE ONCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEV06I0LMJEGN5VKSSQ4XI9GTS
    Media URN:
    VLVAEV06I0LMJEGN5VKSSQ4XI9GTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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