Logistics Block Voting at Handful of Centers in Sudan

Logistical problems have hampered voting at a small number of polling stations in Sudan, the election body said on Tuesday, as voters headed to the polls for the second of three days to choose a president and parliament. Most of the main opposition parties are boycotting the elections and government critics say there is little real competition against President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, in power since 1989, and his National Congress Party. He said there would be an investigation into the problems which affected voting in parts of Gezira state, south of Khartoum, and several stations in central Darfur.