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PCP threaten to quit Sudan’s National Dialogue

December 7 - 2016 KHARTOUM
PCP Political Secretary, Kamal Omar (file photo)
PCP Political Secretary, Kamal Omar (file photo)

Sudan’s opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has threatened to quit the country’s National Dialogue unless curbs on the powers of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), increased civil liberties, and restrictions on the powers of the President are included in the constitutional amendments.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, on behalf of the PCP leadership, Abubaker Mohamed described the recent constitutional amendments by the government before the National Assembly as “treason for dialogue commitment” and “a setback for all the outputs of the dialogue”.

Mohamed says the constitutional amendments concerning the President’s appointment of national and state Ministers is “actually a cancellation of the Prime Minister’s role, turning him into a Secretary of the President, which makes it a worthless position”. He described it as “a violation of the decisions and recommendations of the national dialogue conference”.

“The way the constitutional amendments have been submitted is defective; the roadmap stipulates discussion with all parties participating in the national dialogue.”

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