Sudan's President issues decree on political parties

EVANS KANINI By EVANS KANINI, 16th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Presidential order follows national process aimed at reaching consensus on the principles for enactment of a new constitution

Freedom

Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has issued a decree guaranteeing political parties freedom to discharge public activities freely.

The presidential decree, in force since Monday, provides for freedom of political intellectual activities for all political organizations.

The decree stipulates that all parties should be equally and impartially treated.

Approval

While political parties are required to obtain permission to conduct activities in public, they are permitted to hold public meetings, rallies and seminars within their premises or headquarters, without prior approval.

The party has to “obtain the approval from the competent authority in enough time, not less than 48 hours, for the purposes of protection and regulation of traffic”, states the decree.

The new rule comes hot on the heels of measures pledged by the Sudanese government to create a conducive environment in the vast African nation.

The order also follows a national process geared towards resolving regional conflicts and reaching consensus on the cardinal principles for adoption of a new constitutional dispensation.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
17th Apr 2014 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar EVANS KANINI
17th Apr 2014 (#)

Thank you Fern.

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