Accused leader expected to win
Sudan began voting in an election expected to be won by President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, the world’s only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges.
Opposition parties, citing a lack of freedom of speech and assembly, are boycotting the vote.
Bashir has ruled Sudan unchallenged for 25 years and presents himself as a symbol of stability.
As long as he remains president, Bashir has immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal Court on charges of orchestrating genocide during the Darfur conflict, which left 300,000 people dead and 2 million displaced.