Southern Sudan referendum goes “remarkably well”: UN envoy

With one day left for the referendum on the independence of Southern Sudan, the voting process has gone "remarkably well".

Polling centre

That’s the assessment of former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, the Chairman of the UN Secretary-General’s Panel for the Referenda in Sudan.

Mr. Makpa and other two members of the panel have been visiting voting centres to monitor the voting process.

“The voting process has one more day to run but so far, from all the reports we have received and what we have seen ourselves in a number of states, the process has gone remarkably well. Attendance has been high. Security has been assured but unobtrusive. Ballot papers have been adequate and the results, I believe, should be coming in early next week.”

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