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Senior NCP leader rejects re-nomination of Sudan’s Al Bashir

February 20 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Dr Amin Omer, former assistant to the President of Sudan, the government’s chief negotiator for the Darfur peace talks, and prominent leader of the ruling National Congress Party (File photo)
Dr Amin Omer, former assistant to the President of Sudan, the government’s chief negotiator for the Darfur peace talks, and prominent leader of the ruling National Congress Party (File photo)

Dr Amin Omer, former assistant to the President of Sudan, the government’s chief negotiator for the Darfur peace talks, and prominent leader of the ruling National Congress Party has rejected the re-nomination of Omar Al Bashir, said that the proposed initiative of some MPs to amend the Constitution in preparation for the re-nomination of President Al Bashir for a new term in the 2020 elections has no legitimacy.

He raised a memorandum to the chairmanship of an emergency parliamentary committee, which was formed to consider the proposal of some MPs to amend the Constitution scheduled to be held on Sunday.

He said that the initiative does not enjoy constitutional legitimacy, is fundamentally void and that the Constitution granted the right to make amendments to the President of the Republic and made it exclusively to the institution of the presidency.

Third term

President Omar Al Bashir has accepted nomination for a third term, and will run as candidate for Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party in the 2020 elections – a move that will require amendments to the Sudanese constitution.


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