(CSM) It’s official: South Sudan set to secede with a 99.57 percent vote

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Cheers and spontaneous dancing broke out as the first official announcement of results from South Sudan’s independence vote was made in the oil-rich region’s capital by members of commission that organized the referendum held earlier this month.

"The vote for separation was 99.57 percent," said Justice Chan Reec Madut, head of the southern bureau of the Referendum Commission, after reading the vote tallies for “unity” and “secession” for each of the south’s 10 states. Mr. Madut was referring to the results for the south, while Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil, the head of the Commission, announced the results from polling in northern Sudan and in eight countries that held voting for South Sudan’s far-flung diaspora population.

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Posted January 31, 2011 at 6:19 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. nwlayman wrote:

If they were Anglicans they still wouldn’t be able to keep the building.

January 31, 5:47 pm | [comment link]
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