Sunday, January 30, 2011
99% vote for a Referendum. No, really!
In possibly a world first, it seems that a 99% majority in a referendum could be correct, rather than merely symbolic of massive fraud symptomatic of the worst authoritarian regimes. To no-one's surprise, it was the margin of South Sudan's vote for independence. I was a little surprised that 1% of South Sudanese voted for continued union with the North.
So, South Sudan will become the 198th State in the summer. Let's hope that this can be accomplished peacefully.
Can I get posted to Juba? Please?