Hassan TurabiOmar 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

Turabi:

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

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