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Sudanese women at a demonstration in Khartoum in 2020 commemorating the first anniversary of a deadly crackdown by security forces on Sudanese protesters.
Sudanese women at a demonstration in Khartoum in 2020 commemorating the first anniversary of a deadly crackdown by security forces on Sudanese protesters.
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Sudan’s 2019 revolution presents an unprecedented opportunity to nurture peace and cultivate an inclusive democracy that is responsive to the needs of citizens. Holding credible transitional elections hinges on the ability of existing and emerging electoral, civic, and political actors to overcome numerous challenges. Sudan needs competent electoral institutions that can administer elections over a massive and diverse territory; an electoral and legal framework that promotes inclusive participation of all voters in the elections; and the revival of political parties, civil society organizations, and independent media.

Through an award to the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening, USAID provides support to local partners in Sudan as they work to increase governmental accountability and improve public confidence and trust in the integrity of Sudan’s electoral processes. USAID’s Improving Electoral and Political Processes for Change in Sudan program will support the transitional government, political parties, civil society, and media to work toward a peaceful, genuine, and credible election process at the end of the transition period.

Last updated: September 30, 2021

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