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Sudan's Bashir delegates powers as head of ruling party to deputy

Sudan's Bashir delegates powers as head of ruling party to deputy
FILE PHOTO: Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir delivers a speech at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo -
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CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Friday delegated his powers and authority as head of the ruling National Congress Party to its deputy head, Ahmed Mohamed Haroun, until the party's next general conference, the party said in a statement.

Haroun, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes committed in Darfur, was elected by the National Congress Party as its deputy head this week.

(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Tom Brown)

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