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Bashir re-elected as Sudan's president with 94 per cent of vote

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Supporters of Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir (portrait) celebrate his reelection for another five years in office, on Monday, in Khartoum. Photo - AFP
Bashir, 71, took more than 94 per cent of the vote in the election held earlier this month, the electoral commission said, prompting the opposition to reject the result as a "joke".

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