Omar Al-Bashir Wins Sudan Elections by a Landslide
ICC Note: Sudan re-elected Omar al-Bashir to the presidency, the man accused of ordering the Darfur genocide, which involved the massacre of tens of thousands of Christians with an estimated total death toll of 300,000 victims. Al-Bashir has denied the allegations, but the International Criminal Court has a warrant out for his arrest. Opposition parties boycotted the election, so official turnout numbers hover around 46 percent, while experts expect the actual number is lower.
4/27/15 Sudan (BBC) – Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has been re-elected with 94% of the vote, according to official results.
The country’s main opposition parties boycotted the elections, saying they would not be free and fair.
Turnout was officially 46% but BBC Sudan analyst James Copnall says many believe the real figure was even lower.
Mr Bashir, who has been in power since 1989, denies International Criminal Court (ICC) charges of ordering a genocide in the Darfur conflict.