The elections in numbers

Around 16 million registered voters, more than 16,000 polling centres and up to 12 ballots.

    The decision by some oppositions parties to boycott Sudan's first multi-party elections
    raises concerns over the credibility of the elections [AFP]

     11 April 2010 sees the start of first multi-party national elections in 24 years

     12 presidential candidates representing 10 political parties with two independents contesting the election

     11 of the candidates are Muslims

     1 is a Christian Southerner

     1 is a woman

     50 is the percentage of total votes needed to win the presidential race 

     450 seats available for the national assembly

     2,000 candidates for the national assembly

     250 of whom are independent candidates

     72 registered political parties

     8 ballots in northern states of Sudan

     12 ballots in southern states of Sudan

     15,700,000 registered voters (81% of all eligible voters)

     10,335 polling centres in the northern Sudan

     5,748 polling centres in southern Sudan

     16,083 polling centres in total across the country

     21,000 polling centres originally planned 

     1,200 voters expected for each polling station in the north

     1,000 voters expected for each polling station in the south

     7 staff at each polling station in the south

     250,000 accredited local and international election observers

     171 seats available for southern Sudan legislative assembly

     48 seats available for state assemblies, except Khartoum and Southern Kordofan

     84 seats available for the Khartoum state assembly

     54 seats available for the southern Kordofan state Assembly

     15 seats for western Darfur province where most Darfur war victims took refuge

     24 seats given to northern Darfur, considered a stronghold of the ruling party

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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