South Sudan voters choose secession

by Al Jazeera

Close to 99 per cent of those who cast their ballots in south Sudan’s referendum voted in favour of secession from the north, a referendum official has said.

“The vote for separation was 99.57 per cent,” Chan Reek Madut, the deputy head of the commission organising the vote, told cheering crowds on Sunday in the first official announcement of preliminary results.

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