Almost a year after becoming the country’s first woman leader in its history, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has won a third consecutive term as president. The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) called for the election, and if unofficial results are final and tallied, Mr. Bashir will win a total of 93 seats in parliament, according to Amjad Hassan, who is the Ewanid’s legal adviser.
Mr. Hassan told The Korea Times that it is too early to say whether the president will be reconfirmed for his fourth term.
He explained that the NCP was obliged to hold elections during the year, but it can still ask parliament for a delay. “The prime minister and the speaker will probably give me a call soon to ask for extension of the time in accordance with constitutional provisions,” he said. “If it happens, the elections would be suspended.”
Meanwhile, Ken Ngozi, the journalist and editor of The African Herald who also advised the government, said that the country could take some time to return to the “normal” and has to take into account the sentiment of the people who voted for Bashir.
According to the BBC, The election has been called “a sham” by the Union of the Sudanese Professionals, an umbrella group of student associations.