SUDAN / POLLING CENTER CLOSING

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15-Apr-2010 00:02:13
After five days of voting, polls across Sudan close leaving election staff busy preparing ballot boxes and registering serial numbers ahead of the counting. UNMIS 

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STORY: SUDAN / POLLING CENTER CLOSING
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LANGUAGE: ARABIC/ NATS

DATELINE: 14, 15 APRIL 2010, KHARTOUM, SUDAN

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15 APRIL 2010, KHARTOUM, SUDAN

1.Wide shot, interior of polling centre with polling staff and election observers
2. Med shot, polling staff securing ballot boxes
3. Wide shot, ballot boxes and polling staff
4. Med shot, observers
5. Close up, observers
6. Med shot, polling staff
7. Various shots, observers checking numbers on ballot boxes
8. Close up, serial number on lock
9. Med shot, Head of polling station
10. Pan right, polling staff
11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Nasserelden Khalifa, Polling Station Master:
“Thank God that in the last five days of the polling we did not face any difficulties. We have just finished. Helping the people to cast their votes is a great thing; many thanks to the National Elections Commission. I am very, very, very happy because I will now be able to rest. It has been five days of continuous tiredness; five days of stress; five days of lack of sleep; five days of tension.”
12. Wide shot, police outside polling station
13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abu Bakr Waziri, National Elections Commission Official:
“The National Elections Commission has decided in its daily meeting today a repeat of elections in the next 60 days according to the electoral law in 17 National Geographical constituencies. From 270 National Geographical Constituencies, this is only 6 percent.”

14 APRIL 2010, KHARTOUM, SUDAN

14. Various shots, polling station and various of people voting
15. Wide shot, exterior of empty polling centre
16. Wide shot, police on guard
17. Zoom out, from polling station to exterior of gate

STORYLINE:

After five days of voting in Sudan, polls across this vast African nation have closed.

An initial three-day voting activity was extended by two days, allowing for those who were unable to reach polling stations to cast their ballots.

At a polling station in Khartoum, staff were busy preparing ballot boxes ahead of counting which is expected to start on Friday morning.

Different observers were also at hand, registering serial numbers of the polling boxes ahead of counting on 16 April.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Nasserelden Khalifa, Polling Station Master:
“Thank God that in the last five days of the polling we did not face any difficulties. We have just finished. Helping the people to cast their votes is a great thing; many thanks to the National Elections Commission. I am very, very, very happy because I will now be able to rest. It has been five days of continuous tiredness; five days of stress; five days of lack of sleep; five days of tension.”

Sudanese voters are eager to find out who their next leaders will be, after an election which was boycotted by some members of the opposition.

Nearly 16.5 million Sudanese registered as voters for Sudan’s first multi-party election in 24 years.

Speaking at a press conference, a representative of the National Elections Commission - Abu Bakr Waziri – noted that there will be a repeat of elections in 17 National Geographical constituencies.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abu Bakr Waziri, National Elections Commission Official:
“The National Elections Commission has decided in its daily meeting today a repeat of elections in the next 60 days according to the electoral law in 17 National Geographical constituencies. From 270 National Geographical Constituencies, this is only 6 percent.”

He said the do over was necessary due to missing party symbols as well as the mixing up of ballot papers in some of the constituencies.

The National Elections Commission is expected to announce the final results on 20 April.
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