Sudan to hold presidential, legislative polls in early 2015
HARTOUM – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Monday that the presidential and legislative elections will be held in early 2015.
“We announce the holding of the general elections by early 2015, ” said al-Bashir when addressing the 8th session of the Sudanese National Assembly (parliament) Monday.
“On this occasion, we call on the political forces to get ready for those elections and work to provide the suitable atmosphere to ensure conduction of transparent and fair polls,” he added.
He noted that the government would hold a comprehensive dialogue with all the Sudanese political powers on the amendments proposed by the General Elections Commission to promote the electoral process.
Al-Bashir reiterated the importance of consensus on a permanent constitution for Sudan with the participation of all the political forces.
“We are keen to run wide consultation on the coming constitution to ensure unity of the ranks,” noted al-Bashir.