Sudan MPs back President Bashir for the third term
Sudanese Members of Parliament have backed a move to amend the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for a third term in 2020 elections.
Bashir, who came to power in a coup in 1989, will not be allowed to stand again – as a two-term limit was introduced in 2005 unless the constitution is changed.
Parliament speaker Ibrahim Ahmed Omar says he has received a letter signed by a majority of lawmakers backing an amendment that would extend the limit.
The proposed constitutional changes would also give the president the power to sack elected governors.