Sudan may delay polls

KHARTOUM - Parliamentary and presidential elections, Sudan's first democratic national vote in more than 20 years, could face a fresh delay after already being pushed back to February next year, a Sudanese official has said.

KHARTOUM - Parliamentary and presidential elections, Sudan's first democratic national vote in more than 20 years, could face a fresh delay after already being pushed back to February next year, a Sudanese official has said.

The elections are a key part of a fragile 2005 peace deal that ended more than 20 years of fighting with a promise of democracy. The voting was originally scheduled for July, before a referendum on southern independence in 2011.

The election commission was behind schedule because of delays in announcing results of a vital census. - Reuters

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