World May 27

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In Sudan, President Bashir Begins Next Five-Year Term

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was sworn in Thursday to another five-year term, pledging the country would not return to war and that a referendum vote on the south splitting from the north would proceed next year as planned.

World Apr 26

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Sudan’s President Bashir Wins Another Term

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir won re-election, according to official results released Monday, in elections held earlier in the month that independent monitors said fell short of international standards.

A five-day voting period in Sudan ended Thursday, and ballot-counting was set to begin, in national elections considered an important step for the country's democracy but marred by allegations of fraud and opposition party boycotts.

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