Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote, government says 46.4 percent turnout

April 27, 2015 10:02 AM

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KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudan's Election Commission says President Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, extending his 25-year rule despite war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.

The Election Commission puts turnout at 46.4 percent and denies widespread reports of low participation. Mokhtar al-Assam, the head of the commission, announced the results on Monday, saying reports of low turnout were "not accurate."

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