In pictures: Chairman Kiir votes
Last Updated on Sunday, 11 April 2010 15:55 Sunday, 11 April 2010 15:07
On Sunday morning, Cde. Salva Kiir Mayardit, chairman of the SPLM and president of the Government of Southern Sunday, cast his vote at the Kololo polling station adjacent to the ministries in Juba West. Over 50 international and domestic media, as well as a group of election observers and voters, were on hand to greet the President.
Cde. Salva Kiir arrives Kololo polling station at 8 am
Electoral official busy preparing the station for polling
Chairman Kiir took a seat and patiently waited as electoral officials prepare the station
While waiting, Cde Kiir is kept company by some diplomats
The ballot papers
Cde Kiir waiting to receive a ballot paper
Cde Kiir votes...
and votes again.
Chairman Kiir showing his ink-stained left index finger after casting vote
Present at the polling station where observers from different organization among them the African Union
“I have never voted in my life and it is a good beginning in Sudan to conduct peaceful and fair elections,"
Cde Kiir tells the press after casting his vote.
voters queuing to cast their votes