Two candidates drop out of 'unfair' Sudanese election

April 15, 2015 9:05 PM

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Two candidates drop out of 'unfair' Sudanese election

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Two independent candidates withdrew from Sudan's presidential election on Wednesday, citing irregularities in the polling process after the election commission extended voting by a day.

Most of the main opposition parties had already boycotted the election, which started on Monday and had been due to end on Wednesday, saying they had been denied the opportunity to compete fairly against President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, in power since 1989.

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