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Boycott clouds Sudan poll prospects
Main opposition candidate drops out of presidential race, citing "irregularities".
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2010 05:32 GMT

With less than two weeks to go before Sudan's presidential election, Yasir Arman of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), the main opposition challenger to President Omar al-Bashir, has removed himself from the race.

SPLM says it is boycotting the planned vote on April 11 because of what it calls "electoral irregularities" and the continuing conflict in Darfur.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Khartoum, the Sudanese capital.

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