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Sudan extends vote amid low turnout, with al-Bashir expected to win new term

  • A member of Sudanese security forces rests after praying outside a polling station,,on the third day of Sudan's presidential and legislative elections in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Sudan's election commission has extended voting to one more day, after three-day vote witnessed low turnout. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

    A member of Sudanese security forces rests after praying outside a polling station,,on the third day of Sudan's presidential and legislative elections in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Sudan's election commission has extended voting to one more day, after three-day vote witnessed low turnout. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)  (The Associated Press)

  • A member of Sudanese security forces checks his name on a voters lists outside a polling station on the third day of Sudan's presidential and legislative elections in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Sudan's election commission has extended voting to one more day, after three-day vote witnessed low turnout. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

    A member of Sudanese security forces checks his name on a voters lists outside a polling station on the third day of Sudan's presidential and legislative elections in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Sudan's election commission has extended voting to one more day, after three-day vote witnessed low turnout. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sudanese security forces sit outside a polling station on the third day of Sudan's presidential and legislative elections in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, April 15, 2015,. Sudan's election commission has extended voting to one more day, after three-day vote witnessed low turnout. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

    Sudanese security forces sit outside a polling station on the third day of Sudan's presidential and legislative elections in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, April 15, 2015,. Sudan's election commission has extended voting to one more day, after three-day vote witnessed low turnout. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)  (The Associated Press)

Sudan has announced a one-day extension of voting in presidential and legislative elections.

The election commission announced its decision Wednesday, as three days of voting saw low turnout.

The vote is virtually certain to extend President Omar al-Bashir's 25-year rule despite an economic crisis and insurgencies roiling parts of the country. Al-Bashir is the only sitting world leader wanted by the International Criminal Court, on genocide charges linked to the Darfur conflict.

The opposition is boycotting the vote and has expressed concerns about fraud.