A morning of few surprises Making a tour of voting centre this morning, the day after polls closed in South Sudan’s independence referendum, sheets of paper announced the counts of each station. I was surprised at how fast, and efficient, the process had been. In my local voting centre, over 95% of cast ballots were for independence. Out of 1915 papers in the urn, only 82 were marked for unity. If this trend continues elsewhere throughout the country, South Sudan will be decidedly independent on July 9th.

A morning of few surprises

Making a tour of voting centre this morning, the day after polls closed in South Sudan’s independence referendum, sheets of paper announced the counts of each station.

I was surprised at how fast, and efficient, the process had been.

In my local voting centre, over 95% of cast ballots were for independence. Out of 1915 papers in the urn, only 82 were marked for unity.

If this trend continues elsewhere throughout the country, South Sudan will be decidedly independent on July 9th.