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Sudan: Elections

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department is providing to seek to ensure free and fair elections in Sudan. (322713)

Our assistance towards elections in Sudan remains in line with that set out to my hon. Friend by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Department for International Development (Mr. Thomas) on 27 January 2010, Official Report, column 895W.

We have continued to urge all parties to ensure that credible elections take place in an atmosphere of political freedom. My noble Friend, the Minister for Africa, Glenys Kinnock, met with EU Chief Observer, Veroniqe De Keyser this week to discuss plans for the EU Election Observation Mission in Sudan.