The Sudanese president Omar Hassan Al Bashir last Friday during a televised address for one year the state of emergency was declared in his country. He also gave command to the Sudanese government to dissolve.
In addition, Al Bashir, the parliament called for the constitutional amendment to propose which would allow him to be in 2020 again to participate in the presidential elections. The 75-year-old Al Bashir is already thirty years of uninterrupted power in the African country.
Al Bashir is already for months under pressure. Since december 19, went to Sudanese several times, flocking to the streets to demonstrate against the authoritarian regime of Al Bashir. Since the protests started, were already dozens of dead by security forces the demonstrations bloody neersloegen. In addition, opponents of the regime disappeared or tortured.
Before Al Bashir speech was found in the Sudanese capital Khartoum again protests focused against the dictator. Security forces drove the approximately two hundred demonstrators apart with tear gas.
Opposition demands resignation of president
Earlier this month did the main opposition parties in Sudan for the first time, a joint call to Al-Bashir to step down. They demanded a provisional government, which is economically ruined land on the rails and over four years of free elections.
Al Bashir in 1989 with a military coup and come to power. He was a long time supported by radical islamists. But the protest in december began as a result of an increase of broodprijzen, united the Sudanese, and was since then a major threat to the regime.
Al Bashir has in the past often promised that he will not be elected in next elections, but he held back all those times not to his word.
- Do you want to every morning, right to know what you night have missed, and what the day is going to happen? Subscribe to our This is the news-newsletter!