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Sudanese Network for Democratic Elections describes voter-registration process as "transparent"

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The Sudanese Network for Democratic Elections (SUNDE) said that the voters registration process was conducted in a peaceful and transparent manner. Speaking at a press conference in Juba, the chairman of the organization, Benjamin Lemi, said there were no reported cases of bribery, intimidation or violence at over (90%) of the voters registration centers in Southern Sudan. He said that organizations observers reported strong cooperation with registration officials. However, SUNDE's chairman said that the voter registration process could have been improved with better planning and preparations by the NEC. 'Deadlines for the registration process were released on October 4th, less than a month before the process began, and this caused many electoral processes to be delayed or implemented at last minute. This caused voter registration to be delayed in some counties' he added.

SUNDE organization encouraged the National Elections Commission to continue cooperating with the government and the Ministry of Interior to deploy well-trained security personnel to ensure fair and peaceful elections.