Omar Hassan al-Bashir won the Presidential election of Sudan

Apr 28, 2015 15:00 IST

Incumbent President of Sudan Omar Hassan al-Bashir on 27 April 2015 won the Presidential election of the country. He won another term in office with 94 percent of votes.

The election results were announced by the election office after four days of voting. The head of the country's electoral commission said turnout was 46 percent.

This win has extended Bashir’s tenure as President of the country for another five-year term. He had been in power in Sudan since 1989.

The election has been boycotted by the opposition. It was also critisised by the European Union, United States, Britain and Norway, by terming that the country had failed to create a free, fair and conducive elections environment.

71-year old Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges. He continues to defy The Hague’s arrest warrant in relation to his violent suppression of the conflict in Darfur.

International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2010 issued an arrest warrant against Bashir by charging him with crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide during a violent suppression of rebellions in Darfur. However, the Sudanese government says that it does not recognise the ICC.

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