Sudanese President al-Bashir to Seek Reelection Despite Constitution's Term Limits

13 August
photo credit: UNAMID/flickr
photo credit: UNAMID/flickr
Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir accepted his nomination by the Shura (Consultative) Council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) for the party candidate for the presidential elections in 2020 even though the country’s constitution limits a president to two terms. "I want to thank the party’s leadership and members for placing your confidence in my humble person. This is a great trust and responsibility. It is my honour and privilege to accept this confidence," said al-Bashir in his acceptance speech at the closing session of the Shura Council on Saturday evening. He further said the Consultative Council’s meetings were marked by serious and objective discussions "because our responsibility is great ... we are responsible for the country and its security and welfare". Al-Bashir, in his acceptance speech, didn’t allude to the debate outside or within the ruling party over his nomination for a third term as it requires to amend the Sudanese constitution now after changing the NCP’s constitution.
Read the full article here: Sudan Tribune

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