Darfur votes for five-state status quo: referendum chief

The referendum on whether to unite Darfur into a single autonomous region was held between April 11 and 13Sudan said on Saturday almost 98 percent of Darfur voters favoured maintaining the war-torn region as five states in a referendum that faced international criticism and an opposition boycott. The referendum on whether to unite Darfur into a single autonomous region was held over three days between April 11 and 13. Darfur referendum commission chief Omar Ali Jamaa announced at a press conference that of those who took part, “97.72 percent voted for five states”.

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