SUDAN WATCH: The National Congress Party has won the students' union elections at the University of Khartoum

Friday, November 20, 2009

The National Congress Party has won the students' union elections at the University of Khartoum

Student elections in the University of Khartoum have been suspended for the past two years.

Report by Sudan Radio Service, Friday, November 20, 2009:
(Khartoum) - The National Congress Party has won the students' union elections at the University of Khartoum.

The chairman of the Students' Union High Elections Committee, Prof. Abubakar Abu Jokh, spoke to Sudan Radio Service on Thursday in Khartoum.

[Prof. Abubakar Abu Jokh]: “The final results for the elections of the Khartoum University Students' Union are: the highest number of votes went to Sami Mohamed Hassan Abdul Daiem, who got 5,428 votes. Abdul Hakim Adam Musa got the least votes, with 5,360 votes. We presented these results to the Chancellor this morning and he endorsed the result. The total number of those who voted was 12,228.”

The Chancellor of Khartoum University, Prof. Mustafa Idris Al-Bashir, called upon the new office-holders in the union to assist the university administration in solving student problems.

[Prof. Mustafa Idris Al-Bashir]: “We want this union to become our partner in the administration of the university, and to advise us. I thank all those who participated in this election campaign and I thank them. We did not receive a single report of accidents or fighting. Everybody expressed themselves and their ideas and slogans freely. We hope this spirit will prevail, particularly now that the country is heading for elections in April.”

Student elections in the University of Khartoum have been suspended for the past two years.

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