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South Sudan: 99% vote for independence

01-31-2011 08:09 BJT

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The South Sudan Referendum Commission, says more than 99 percent of voters in the region opted for secession. These are the first, official, primary results released since the poll, earlier this month.

The Commission, says turnout in the country's 10 southern states, was also about 99 percent. More than 60 percent of eligible voters participated in the north, 58 percent of whom selected secession.

The week-long referendum, was the core of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, signed by the north and the south in 2005, to end the 20 year civil war. results are scheduled to be announced in February.




Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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