Category: Democracy – Elections

Sudanese parliament nearing consensus over election law: speaker

October 1, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Legislature including the upper and lower chambers (National Assembly and the Council of States) has made great strides towards achieving consensus on the 2018 draft election law, said speaker of the parliament, Ibrahim Ahmed Omer
Last month, the head of political sector at the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Abdel-Rahman al-Khidir said the 2018 elections law would be endorsed by the parliament in October.
On Sunday, the Sudanese President (…)


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Al-Bashir says ready for 2020 elections as Sudanese opposition calls to campaign against him

September 30, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir repeated Sunday that his government is ready for the 2020 elections and would not postpone it, while the opposition Sudan Call launched a campaign against his re-election for a third term.
The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Saturday quickly denied reports about the possible postponement of the elections to give the party the needed time to improve the economic situation in the country and better prepare for the (…)


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Sudan ruling party denies considering election’s postponement

September 29, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Saturday ruled out its intention to postpone the general elections scheduled for April 2020.
NCP Political Secretary Abdel Rahman al-Khidir dismissed reports speaking about the possible delay of the elections to give the ruling party more time resolve the severe economic crisis Sudan is experiencing.
In statements to the Ashorooq TV al-Khidir said the postponement of election is not in the interest of the ruling (…)


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Sudan Call adopts plans to resist al-Bashir’s reelection

August 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Leadership Council of the opposition Sudan Call alliance Sunday reiterated its rejection of the re-election of incumbent President Omer al-Bashir for a third term and adopted a plan to resist government plans to amend the constitution.
Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) earlier this month endorsed al-Bashir as its candidate for 2020 elections and decided to amend its statute before to amend the Sudanese constitution which limits an elected (…)


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Sudan: A plea for constitutional reform and party politics

By Omer M Shurkian*
Introduction
The crisis of governance has eluded Sudan since its independence in 1956. This is mainly due to the nature of politicians, the course of politics they have followed and ideological beliefs they preach and practise. In the departing years of colonialists, the Supreme Council of State was established to replace the role previously played by the governor-general, which was supposed to safeguard the aspirations of the Sudanese people, particularly, the (…)


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Sudan’s NCP amends its constitution opening door for Bashir’s reelection

August 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Consultative Council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday unanimously approved a proposal to amend its constitution to nominate the party leader Omer al-Bashir for the upcoming elections.
The NCP constitution limits to two terms the nomination of the party candidate for the presidential elections.
However, in a meeting held on Thursday, the members of the Shura Council without opposition adopted an amendment abolishing presidential term (…)


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Sudan’s NCP says many party members support al-Bashir reelection in 2020

July 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said it has launched internal discussions to select the party candidate for the 2020 presidential elections.
NCP political secretary Omer Basan said his party held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss major issues on the political arena and on top of which the selection of a presidential candidate for 2020 elections.
He pointed out that many voices within the NCP, as well as other political and societal forces, call for the (…)


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Sudanese security bans workshop on election law

July 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Saturday has refused to allow the Reform Now Movement (RNM) to hold a workshop to discuss the 2018 election law.
In a press release seen by Sudan Tribune on Saturday, RNM political secretary Khalid Nouri said they submitted a written request to the NISS three days ago to get a permit to hold a workshop on the general election law.
He pointed out that the NISS refrained from issuing permission without (…)


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Another electoral farce Sudanese should expect in 2020

Sudanese Elections Scheduled for 2020 will be Fraught with Dangers andCounterfeiting like its predecessors
By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The National Congress Party (NCP) regime’s Elections Scheduled for the year 2020 and kept orchestrating about it and deafened the ears by the repeated echoes is nothing but a kind of blatant Systematic deception to extend the already overextended term of office for the inept genocidal dictator Marshal Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir with the view to protect him (…)


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Sudan’s cabinet passes elections law amid growing criticism

June 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Council of Ministers on Sunday has approved the 2018 elections law amid objection of several political forces participating in the national dialogue.
In press statements following the cabinet meeting, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs Ahmed Saad Omer praised discussions over the draft law, saying it would lead to rational political practice and free and fair elections in 2020.
For his part, the chairman of the Umma Party for Reform and Development (…)


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Sudan’s NCP calls on political forces to participate in 2020 elections

May 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Saturday has called on all political parties to participate in the 2020 elections.
During a meeting with his party’s student sector, NCP political secretary Abdel-Rahman al-Khidir said the main objective of the 2020 elections is to make the ballot boxes the only means for the peaceful transfer of power.
He expressed his party’s readiness to run for the presidential and parliamentary elections, saying the 2020 elections (…)


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Sudan’s NCP calls on political forces to participate in 2020 elections

May 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Saturday has called on all political parties to participate in the 2020 elections.
During a meeting with his party’s student sector, NCP political secretary Abdel-Rahman al-Khidir said the main objective of the 2020 elections is to make the ballot boxes the only means for the peaceful transfer of power.
He expressed his party’s readiness to run for the presidential and parliamentary elections, saying the 2020 elections (…)


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Sudan’s NCP calls on political forces to participate in 2020 elections

May 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Saturday has called on all political parties to participate in the 2020 elections.
During a meeting with his party’s student sector, NCP political secretary Abdel-Rahman al-Khidir said the main objective of the 2020 elections is to make the ballot boxes the only means for the peaceful transfer of power.
He expressed his party’s readiness to run for the presidential and parliamentary elections, saying the 2020 elections (…)


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Al-Bashir reelection campaign launched in Khartoum

December 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The National Initiative of Youth Around the President (NIYAP) on Tuesday has officially launched a campaign to re-nominate President Omer al-Bashir for a third term.
Speaking at a press conference in Khartoum Tuesday, the head of the NIYAP’s higher preparatory committee Yasser Mohy al-Din said “there is no alternative to al-Bashir except al-Bashir”.
He said al-Bashir is the “nominee for the 2020 elections”, calling on the youth to support the NIYAP campaign. (…)


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Committee to support al-Bashir re-election to be announced Tuesday: Sudan’s agency

December 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The “National Initiative of the Youth Around the President” will hold a news conference to announce the formation of a committee to support the re-nomination of President Omer al-Bashir for a third term, said the official news agency SUNA.
According to the official agency, the committee entitled: The Higher Committee to Give Bay’ah (declaring allegiance) to President al-Bashir in 2020 elections would be announced during a press conference at the Friendship Hall (…)


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SPLM-N Agar urges EU to link cooperation with Sudan to peace and democracy

December 16, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N Agar) led by Malik Agar has urged the European Union (EU) to link its cooperation with the Sudanese government to peace and democratic reforms.
SPLM-N Agar deputy chairman Yasir Arman has met with the EU’s African affairs and members of the office of the EU special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan in Brussels.
Arman told Sudan Tribune the meeting discussed the political situation in Sudan as well as the issues (…)


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Sudan’s opposition NCF announces boycott of 2020 elections

December 5, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese opposition umbrella National Consensus Forces (NCF) has announced the boycott of the 2020 general elections underscoring its commitment to overthrow the regime.
The leader of the rebel Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N Agar), Malik Agar, has recently called the opposition groups to consider participation in the upcoming elections
Agar call has stirred controversy among the opposition ranks as the Communist Party and the Broad (…)


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Sudanese Communist Party rejects Agar call for participation in 2020 elections

December 4, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) has rejected a call of the rebel Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N Agar) to consider participation in the 2020 elections.
In a letter recently sent to the opposition groups, the SPLM-N Agar leader, Malik Agar, called to reach a joint political agenda for change linking the upcoming elections to a just peace and democratic transition in the country.
On Sunday, the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) welcomed (…)


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