Sudan's Bashir sworn in for new term

Sudan’s Bashir has been sworn in for a new presidential terms.

Sudan's Bashir sworn in for new term

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sudan's Omar Hassan al-Bashir was sworn in for a new presidential term on Tuesday, extending his quarter-century rule.

Bashir took the oath at a parliamentary session in the capital Khartoum attended by regional African and Arab leaders.

Bashir won 94 percent of the vote in a national election in April, which was the first since Sudan saw its south secede in 2011 but was boycotted by many opposition figures.

Dismisses Military Chief

Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir also on Monday issued a decree dismissing the military chief of staff and other senior army officers just hours before his swearing-in ceremony for a new presidential term in office today Tuesday.

President Al Bashir in another decree appointed Lieutenant General Mustafa Osman Obeid Salim as the army chief ofstaff and Lieutenant General Ismail Breima Abdel-Samad as the deputy chief of staff.

Separately, the National Legislative Assembly on Sunday nominated Ibrahim Ahmed Omer as new the National Assembly’s speaker after obtaining 375 votes during preliminary sittings.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Haziran 2015, 13:25