Sudan parliament approves constitutional amendments

Before the amendments were approved, state governors used to be directly elected by the public in their respective states.

Sudan parliament approves constitutional amendments

World Bulletin/News Desk

Sudan's parliament on Sunday approved new amendments to the constitution to allow the president to appoint and sack the governors of Sudan's 18 states.

Before the amendments were approved, state governors used to be directly elected by the public in their respective states.

The opposition Popular Congress Party boycotted the parliament session on Sunday, which opened the door for the members of the ruling National Congress Party, which controls 90 percent of the 450 seats of parliament, to easily pass the amendments.

Mahdi Ibrahim, a leading member of the ruling party, said the new amendments aimed to solve tribal problems in Sudan's 18 states.

The Sudanese presidency introduced the amendments to parliament for approval in November of last year.

 

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