Sudan’s Bashir reelected with 94.5% of vote: organizers

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir extended his quarter-century in power with a landslide 94.5 percent victory in presidential elections, organizers announced on Monday.

The 71-year-old looks set to tighten his grip on the unstable oil producer, facing a divided and diminished opposition that mostly boycotted the poll held earlier this month.

Bashir told voters during the campaign only he could steer Sudan away from the chaos engulfing several Arab countries where he said Western-backed aspirations for democracy, that flourished in the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings, took priority over stability.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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