Final results to be declared Sept. 1
Hundreds of Sudanese journalists voted Saturday for a new Journalists Syndicate after boycotting the Sudanese Journalists Union for 33 years.
They accused the union of belonging to the regime of former President Omer Al-Bashir.
The election committee that supervised the election said voting has ended and counting has begun.
“The process will end by the announcement of the initial results on Saturday and the final results on the 1st of September,” it said in a statement.
The Sudanese Council for Press and Publication rejected the vote, describing it as illegal, while journalists groups said they will continue the process to form the syndicate.
The government dissolved the Journalists Syndicate in June 1989 after a military coup brought Bashir to power. He ruled until April 2019.
Bashir was ousted that month in a popular uprising.