Sudan Referendum Celebration Reaffirmed

1 Khartoum, Dec 7. -The commission responsible for organizing the referendum of self determination for southern Sudan, scheduled for January 9, said it will continue its plans to celebrate the vote on time despite the problems identified. The spokeswoman for the commission, Soad Ibrahimb Issa, admitted in statements to Radio Miraya, that the head of the agency, Mohamed Ibrahim Jalil,

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Venezuela Readies for Congressional Elections

1 Caracas, Aug. 23. -A day after holding a nationwide mock election, the Venezuelan Electoral Council is organizing new educational activities on Monday for the forthcoming September congressional poll. Election "fairs" will begin all over the country on Sunday featuring teaching materials about the process, council director Socorro Hernandez told Venezolana de Television. "We will have sites in every state

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