Maybe from the outside people thought a portion of the Sudanese leadership were ready to accept democratic elections. From what I can see, no one in power wanted this election.
If this election had been free and fair, there would have been major power shifts over the whole country. So I am not surprised that there are continuous reports of massive rigging throughout the country. Those in leadership like being there and they will not give it up very easily.
The sad thing: This desire to hold on to power by any means necessary means a lot of people are going to be screwed over.
My Prediction: Those people getting screwed over are going to react violently. Both in the North and the South. Chaos is coming.
Someone please tell me I am wrong and that everyone will be content with the outcomes.