Final tally: 98 % in South Sudan vote for separation
Results mean that SouthSudan will become the world`s newest country in July.
Juba: Election officials say the final results from last month`s vote in Southern Sudan show that more than 98 percent of the ballots were cast for independence.
The results mean that Southern Sudan will become the world`s newest country in July. Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir said Monday he accepts the outcome of the vote.
North and south Sudan fought a decades-long civil war that ended in 2005 with a peace agreement that guaranteed last month`s vote. More than 2 million people died in the war between 1983 and 2005.
The two sides must still negotiate citizenship rights, oil rights and border demarcation.