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Fatima Ahmed retires from Sudanese Communist Party, parliament

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March 19, 2007 (KHARTOUM) — The first female member of the Sudanese parliament and one of the Communist Party prominent leaders Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim on Saturday March announced she is retiring from all leadership positions in the party, parliament and the women’s Union, in which she served as chairman.

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Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim

During a party organized by the Sudanese women’s Union and attended by prominent leaders of the Sudanese women’s movement within the Communist Party, Fatima called for the acceptance of her retirement from the party’s Central Committee and representation in parliament.

She said she believed in giving young people the opportunity to lead the federation in the coming phase.

"Now is the time to hand over the banner to the youth," she said.

She said she would soon become an ordinary member of the party and would not accept any leadership positions.

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