Home | News    Saturday 25 March 2017

Ali al-Haj expected to be elected Sudan’s PCP leader

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

March 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Popular Congress Party (PCP) is excepted to elect Ali al-Haj as its new leader on Saturday and decide on whether or not they will participate in the National Consensus Government tasked with the implementation of the national dialogue process.

Ibrahim al-Sanosi, the interim secretary general took the position after the death of Hassan al-Turabi last year, but he has no intention to continue.

The PCP Shura Council on Thursday nominated three candidates for the position of the secretary-general including Ali al-Haj, Ibrahim Abdel Hafiz and Thuraya Youssef. One the three will be elected for the position on Saturday.

Ali al-Haj who for more than twenty years was in exile in Germany is expected to be elected for the position, different sources told the Sudan Tribune.

Also, his election may pave the way for the participation of the Islamist opposition party in the upcoming government. Al-Haj believes that if they didn’t back Bashir’s government other opposition parties may find their place there.

He is favourable for the reunification of the Sudanese Islamic forces. He is from Darfur region.

The party historical leader, Hassan al-Turabi was keen that al-Haj keeps his position as a deputy secretary general of the party during all the past period.

Al-Turabi in his political testimony to the party called for the need to reunite the Sudanese Islamist forces which have been divided since 1999. He also called to ensure the restoration of democratic freedoms in the country.

The PCP is the only large opposition group that maintained its support to the national dialogue during the past years. The National Umma Party of Sadiq al-Mahdi and the Reform Now Movement of Ghazi Salah al-Din suspended their participation in the process as they blamed the ruling party of refusing to ensure public freedoms.

In his speech before the PCP general conference, Sadiq al-Mahdi said the Sudanese political forces are facing major challenges including the place of the religion in the state, freedoms and the democratic rule and the relation between the centre and periphery regions in Sudan, among others.

(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


The 62nd anniversary of Torit popular uprising 2017-08-17 00:23:12 By Arop Madut Arop As the people of the Republic of South Sudan mark and celebrate the 62nd anniversary of August 18th, 1955 Torit uprising, it would extremely be important to recall the events (...)

What is the value of water? 2017-08-14 21:28:25 By Innocent Ntabana When you and I breathe in fresh air, the amount I inhale affects you in no way. This is because air is abundant and so there’s plenty of it to go around. We actually take it (...)

The paradox of weapons collection in Darfur 2017-08-13 09:13:14 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As a Sudanese people who long for stability, peace and security, we have no objection to the decision to collect unlicensed weapons throughout Sudan, but our reservation (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


A prominent Sudan Women and Civil rights activist passed away 2017-08-14 21:09:47 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Khartoum, Sudan-August 14 2017 In the early hours of Saturday 12th August Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a renowned Sudanese leader of the (...)

HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.