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Bill to Dissolve Bashir’s Party Submitted to Sudan Legislative Authority

Bill to Dissolve Bashir’s Party Submitted to Sudan Legislative Authority

Monday, 11 November, 2019 - 09:00
Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir smiles as he is seen inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan August 31, 2019. (Reuters)
Khartoum - Ahmed Younis
A new law will soon be passed to dissolve the party of ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

The National Congress Party (NCP) served as the political front for Islamist rule in Sudan.

Asharq Al-Awsat learned that the draft law was sent to the legislative authority, which is composed of the Sovereign Council and cabinet, for approval.

Meanwhile, leader of the National Umma Party Sadiq al-Mahdi renewed his support for the transitional government, stressing the need to speed up the formation of the legislative council and the appointment of civilian governors.

On October 29, the Sovereign Council and the cabinet met with the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change and formed a tripartite committee to coordinate between the different levels of governance and the state’s political leadership.

The panel consists of four members from each of the three parties and will seek the formation of joint committees to conceptualize peace issues in the country and another committee to dismantle Bashir’s regime and end Islamist control over state institutions.

A source from the committee told Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday that it was only a matter of time before the NCP, which is responsible for corruption in the country, will be dissolved.

Islamists came to power in Sudan after Bashir ousted Mahdi’s elected government in a June 1989 military coup.

The bill to dissolve the NCP is expected to be debated and approved during the first joint meeting between the Sovereign Council and the cabinet. They are expected to meet within days.

The constitutional document governing the interim period has granted them the power to legislate until the legislative council is formed.

The source explained that the jurists from the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change alliance have prepared the draft law.

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