- Associated Press - Friday, August 10, 2018

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.

Sudan’s constitution, amended in 2005, allows the president to run for two five-year terms. Al-Bashir has said he won’t seek re-election in 2020 after serving his two terms.

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.

Al-Bashir will have ruled Sudan for 31 years by 2020.


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