News from Khartoum
Opposition launches campaign to block Al Bashir’s re-election in 2020
The Executive and Leadership Council of the “Sudan Call Forces” adopted a plan to resist the amendment of the Sudanese constitution by working together with all opponents to ensure its proper amendment. It launched a public and legal campaign and conducted contacts with international organizations, countries and parliaments to that end.
The alliance of the “Sudan Call Forces”, at the wrap-up of its meetings in Paris last August, adopted a plan to resist the amendment of the constitution to prevent re-election of President Al Bashir in 2020 elections, through coordination with opposition figures and the conduct of external contacts.
The opposition alliance welcomed the accession of the bloc of displaced persons and refugees as a sixth bloc component of the “Sudan Call” and welcomed the attendance of the head of the “Haq Movement” of the meetings after the restoration of their membership.
International conventions and covenants on human rights, to which Sudan is a party, provide for freedom of peaceful association and expression, as confirmed by the Sudanese constitution, which considers the restriction of these rights as a violation of the constitution and the relevant international covenants.