Title: Sudan's Parliament approves constitutional amendments strengthen the security's powers
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 01-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Jan 06, 2015-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudanese National Assembly approved on Sunday constitutional amendments presented by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) which strengthened the powers of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) which oversees fighting against armed groups in various regions of the country.
the amendments also give President, Omar al-Bashir, to appointed the governors of the states instead of electing them
The speaker of the National Assembly, al-Fatih Izz al-Deen said “the proposed constitutional amendments are conciliatory and ambulatory”..
according to these amendments the NISS "becomes a regular force its task is sponsoring of internal and external national security. This body works to combat political, military, economic, social threats and terrorism and trans-national crime."
the head of the opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) block in the parliament, Ismail Hassan said that his block will not participate in the crime of amending the constitution,
accused the amendments committee of overstepping their initial attribution which was limited to the election of state governors.
The parliament had been requested by the president to amend the constitution to enable him to appoint and relieve the state governors. The NCP, which controls 90% of the 450 parliamentary seats, two months ago, called to overhaul the decentralized governance, saying election of state governors encouraged the emergence of negative tribal and regional sentiments.