Home | News    Saturday 20 August 2016

Sudan’s Bashir vows to step down and stay away from politics in 2020

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 19, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir said he would step down from the presidency and remains away from politics at the end of his term in 2020.

JPEG - 29.1 kb
President Omer Hassan al-Bashir (AFP photo)

Al-Bashir who came to power through a coup d’état in June 1989 will have ruled Sudan for 31 years by the year 2020.

In an interview with the Egyptian weekly, Al-Ahram, published on Friday, he said he would not run for a third mandate. "This a final position, God willing .. I ruled for two mandates that will end in 2020 and will not extend it, and the constitution will not be changed."

"I have spent more than twenty years and this is more than enough in Sudan. People want new blood and new impetus to continue construction and development processes," added, the 72-year president.

"We have a party and constitutional institutions and whoever is appointed as chairman of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) certainly would be a candidate for the (Sudan’s) presidency," and added, "And then I’ll leave the presidential residence and stay away from the world of politics."

The NCP Shura Council, in October 2014, choose al-Bashir again to be the party’s candidate for the presidential elections of April 2015, in spite of his pledge earlier to not run for the office of President again.

Bashir is the first sitting head of state ever to be indicted in 2009 by the war crimes court, International Criminal Court (ICC).

His case contributed to the international isolation of the country which is hit by economic sanctions.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Dissolution and formation of the Cabinet - 2013 2018-04-20 08:00:00 Amb Telar Deng The events that led to the 2013 dissolution of cabinet can be traced back to the deep mistrust that fermented back in 1991 when leaders failed to close ranks. After the 1991 (...)

The Darfur issue remains in oblivion 2018-04-20 07:36:49 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The victims and survivors of the atrocious crimes in the Darfur region where very few in the world cares for their plight continue feeling trapped, no way out but at the (...)

IGAD and the question of impartiality 2018-04-20 07:18:21 By Duop Chak Wuol One of the main reasons the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) was formed was to maintain peace in the East African region. In its mission statement, the bloc (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)

Appeal for forgiveness and pardon of John Agou Wuoi 2018-03-07 08:28:08 H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander-in-Chief, of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), 5th February, 2018. Through: Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth (...)

Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.