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Sudan's Bashir unveils new govt after reform calls

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday replaced his two vice presidents and unveiled a partially new cabinet after urgent calls for reform in the 24-year-old regime. The changes come less than a week after leading ruling party dissident Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani said he had launched a new "Reform" party relying on youth support that has attracted thousands of supporters. It is the most serious split in years within Bashir's National Congress Party (NCP), which has faced internal criticism over alleged corruption and stagnant leadership.

Sudan's Bashir unveils new govt after reform calls

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday replaced his two vice presidents and unveiled a partially new cabinet after urgent calls for reform in the 24-year-old regime. The changes come less than a week after leading ruling party dissident Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani said he had launched a new "Reform" party relying on youth support that has attracted thousands of supporters. It was the most serious split in years within Bashir's National Congress Party (NCP), which has faced internal criticism over alleged corruption and stagnant leadership.

Sudan's Bashir unveils new govt after reform calls

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday replaced his two vice-presidents and unveiled a new cabinet after urgent calls for reform in the 24-year-old regime. The change comes less than a week after leading ruling party dissident Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani said he had launched a new "Reform" party relying on youth support that has attracted thousands of followers. It is the most serious split in years within Bashir's National Congress Party (NCP), which has faced internal criticism over alleged corruption and stagnant leadership.

Sudan's Bashir names two new vice presidents

Sudan's ruling party on Sunday named as senior vice president a man once dubbed a "sinister" defender of the Islamist revolution which brought President Omar al-Bashir to power. Bakri Hassan Saleh, a former interior and defence minister, was named first vice-president as Hassabo Mohammed Abdel Rahman became second vice-president, senior party official Rabbie Abdelatti Ebaid told AFP. "Yes, confirmed," Ebaid said of the appointments at the start of a government reshuffle.

Bashir announces resignation of Sudan vice president: state media

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announced the resignation of First Vice President Ali Taha on Saturday, state media reported, the first move in a Cabinet reshuffle announced early on Sunday that brought in younger members of the ruling party. Taha held the country's second-highest political position as first vice president and was the main negotiator of Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 that brought an end to the Sudanese civil war.

Sudan's VP resigns

Sudan's Vice-President Ali Osman Taha, a key figure behind the Islamist-backed coup 24 years ago, has resigned to pave the way for a new government, President Omar al-Bashir said Saturday. "Ali Osman will voluntarily step down", as he did in 2005 following the signing of a peace agreement that ended 22 years of civil war, Bashir was quoted by the official SUNA news agency as saying. Taha "is the spearhead and the leader of change in the formation of a new cabinet," Bashir said without elaborating.

Sudanese president announces resignation of first vice president

Sudanese president announces resignation of first vice president KHARTOUM, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday officially announced the stepping down of his First Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha shortly before a planned cabinet reshuffle. "Taha voluntarily relinquished his post as he did before in favor of the peace process," said al-Bashir in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the establishment of the first Islamic Kingdom in Sudan.

Sudan's VP resigns

Sudan's Vice-President Ali Osman Taha, a key figure behind the Islamist-backed coup 24 years ago, has resigned to pave the way for a new government, President Omar al-Bashir said Saturday. "Ali Osman will voluntarily step down", as he did in 2005 following the signing of a peace agreement that ended 22 years of civil war, Bashir was quoted by the official SUNA news agency as saying. Taha "is the spearhead and the leader of change in the formation of a new cabinet," Bashir said without elaborating.

Sudan ruling party dissident founds 'Reform' group

The leading dissident who was expelled from Sudan's ruling party last month said Wednesday he has launched a new "Reform" party which has attracted thousands of followers. Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani, ex-adviser to President Omar al-Bashir, also told AFP he does not rule out standing as a presidential candidate in 2015, although he is "no Hercules". Atabani said his Reform Now Movement has lodged an application with the registrar of political parties and should be "fully registered" in three months.

Sudan ruling party dissident founds new 'Reform' group

The leading dissident who was expelled from Sudan's ruling party last month said Wednesday he has formed a new "Reform" party which has attracted thousands of followers. Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani, ex-adviser to President Omar al-Bashir, also told AFP that he does not rule out standing as a presidential candidate in 2015 elections, although he is "no Hercules." Atabani said his Reform Now Movement has lodged an application with the registrar of political parties and should be "fully registered" in three months.
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