§ 67. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the elections will take place in the Sudan; and if he will make a statement on the withdrawal of the Egyptian representatives.
§ Mr. Nutting
The Sudan Electoral Commission completed the first part of its preparations last month, and arrangements are being made for elections to be held in the autumn as soon as possible after the rains.
As regards the second part of the Question, the Egyptian member of the Electoral Commission withdrew from one of its meetings, because he disagreed with an action which the Chairman and the majority of the Commission proposed to take. One of the three Sudanese members—a supporter of the National Unionist Party—also withdrew at the same time.