Final day of voting in S.Sudan's independence test

January 15, 2011 11:44

JUBA, Sudan — A small handful of voters are casting ballots in the final day of Southern Sudan's weeklong independence referendum.

Results start trickling in on Sunday, but there is little suspense. Almost everyone expects the south to vote overwhelmingly to break away from the north, creating the world's newest country.

Officials have said that more than 60 percent of the 3.9 million registered voters have cast ballots. That was the threshold for the vote to be valid. The proposal needs only a simple majority to pass.

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