CAIRO (AP) – Sudan’s official SUNA news agency reports the country’s ruling party has nominated President Omar al-Bashir for re-election in 2020 – even though the country’s constitution limits presidents to two 5-year terms.
The agency reported Friday that the National Congress Party’s decision was made late Thursday night.
Opposition parties largely boycotted presidential elections in 2010 and 2015.
Al-Bashir, 74, seized power in a 1989 military coup that overthrew an elected but ineffective government. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur in the west.
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Published at Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:29:07 +0000