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Sudan's ruling party backs Bashir for 2020 election - SUNA

Sudan's ruling party backs Bashir for 2020 election - SUNA
FILE PHOTO: Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrives to welcome South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit at Khartoum airport, Sudan November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah   -   Copyright  Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah(Reuters)
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudan’s ruling party says it will back its leader President Omar al-Bashir as a candidate in the 2020 election, state news agency SUNA reported on Friday, a move that would require a constitutional amendment.

Bashir, who has been in power for nearly 30 years, has previously said he would step down in 2020, and has not explicitly stated his intention to run again.

Sudan’s constitution, amended in 2005, limits a president’s number of terms to two.

(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba, John Davison, Khalid Abdelaziz; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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