South Sudan to Become World’s Newest Nation
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
While the outcome may have been a foregone conclusion, the official results are finally in: South Sudan has voted, with 99.57 percent in favor, to secede from the north. —JCL
Some 99% of South Sudanese voted to secede from the north, according to the first complete results of the region’s independence referendum.
A total of 99.57 percent of those polled voted for independence, according to the referendum commission.
Early counting had put the outcome of the ballot beyond doubt, indicating Southern Sudan had secured a mandate to become the world’s newest nation.
AP / Pete Muller
Southern Sudanese line up at dawn in the soon-to-be capital of Juba for the first day of voting on independence earlier this month.