Sudanese president issues Republican decree on referendum on Darfur status

13:59, March 30, 2011      

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Sudanese President Omar al- Bashir on Tuesday issued a Republican Decree on conducting a referendum to decide the permanent administrative status of Sudan' s Darfur region, reported official SUNA news agency.

The decree stated that "the permanent status for Darfur will be decided via a referendum to be conducted simultaneously in three Darfur states. The referendum will be on two options whether the region should remain on its current status or should it be united as one Darfur reg