Sudan heads for elections

KHARTOUM - Voter registration for Sudan's first presidential and legislative elections in nearly a quarter of a century, due to be held in April, kicked off on Sunday.

KHARTOUM - Voter registration for Sudan's first presidential and legislative elections in nearly a quarter of a century, due to be held in April, kicked off on Sunday.

"Voter registration has started across Sudan," elections commission head Al-Hadi Mohammed Ahmed told AFP.

A trickle of would-be voters were seen registering in the capital Khartoum. Sudan is due to hold its first general elections in 24 years in April 2010 to choose a new president, parliament and local officials across the nation

The general elections will be the first in Sudan since 1986, three years before President Omar al-Beshir toppled a democratically elected government in a bloodless military coup. - Sapa-AF

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