Sudan's election commission said President Omar al-Bashir has been re-elected in the country's first multiparty balloting in 24 years. According to the AP, commission official Abel Alier said on Monday that al-Bashir garnered 68 percent of over 10 million valid ballots. The southern candidate for the national presidency, Yasir Arman of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), had won 21.7 percent.
Meanwhile, President Salva Kiir was declared re-elected as the leader of the semi-autonomous South Sudan government. Kiir, who is chairman of the SPLM, won 93 percent of the vote. His challenger, Lam Akol Ajawin of the SPLM for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC), won seven percent.