What a New Prime Minister Means for Sudan’s Political Future

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is congratulated by supporters after winning another term in office, Khartoum, Sudan, April 26, 2010 (AP photo by Abd Raouf).
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is congratulated by supporters after winning another term in office, Khartoum, Sudan, April 26, 2010 (AP photo by Abd Raouf).
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On March 1, Bakri Hassan Saleh was named prime minister of Sudan, the country’s first since 1989. The move immediately ignited talk of potential scenarios for a leadership transition in a country ruled by the same man since that same year. In an email interview, David Shinn, adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, discusses the appointment’s political implications. WPR: What does the selection of a prime minister suggest for President Omar al-Bashir’s future? David Shinn: The selection of Bakri Hassan Saleh […]

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