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Hassan Turabi Omar al-Bashir

Dissolves parliament

13 Dec, 1999

After friction with Turabi over a bill he introduced to reduce the president’s powers, Bashir relieves him of the position of Secretary General, dissolves parliament and declares a three-month state of emergency, “to preserve the unity of the country and its coherence.” Bashir:

There are dangers against the country from abroad and internal problems that will aggravate the country’s problems that will not be allowed


We have heard of the revolution that eats its children, but not of the revolution that eats its father