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Al Bashir may ex­tend rule un­der pro­posal

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300 Su­danese law­mak­ers backed a pro­posal to abol­ish pres­i­den­tial term lim­its and let the North African na­tion’s long-time ruler, Omar Al Bashir, seek re­elec­tion in 2020. The par­lia­men­tar­i­ans have sub­mit­ted a sug­ges­tion for the con­sti­tu­tional amend­ment to the speaker of the as­sem­bly, rul­ing party rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ab­dul Rah­man Mo­ham­mad Ali said. He de­scribed Al Bashir, 74, as the only per­son able to sta­bilise the coun­try, his­tor­i­cally wracked by in­sur­gen­cies and cur­rently mired in an eco­nomic cri­sis. (Agen­cies)

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