What will al-Bashir do as succession divides party?
Saturday March 17 2018
Sudan President Hassan Omar al-Bashir’s term expires in 2020. He came to power in June 1989 through a military-backed coup. PHOTO | AFP
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir is facing challenges in managing his succession in 2020.
The Shura Council (the top organ of the party) is divided, with some members pushing for President al-Bashir to change the Constitution and contest again, while others want him to retire.
Currently, there are two main leaders that have potential of succeeding President al-Bashir; the first vice-president and Prime Minister, Bakri Hassan Saleh, and Salah Mohamed Gosh, the head of National Intelligence and Security Service.