Title: Sudan’s Popular Congress Party demands Elections Commission to extend the period of the electoral r
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 11-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan’s main opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has demanded the National Elections Commission (NEC) to extend the period of the electoral register so that the political forces able to register their voters.
PCP’s political Secretary, Kamal Omar, told Khartoum-based Al-Rai Al-A’am on Sunday that he has informed NEC’s head, Mukhtar Al-Asam, the need to extend the period of registration, reiterating its party’s firm position not to participate in the upcoming elections, pointing out that he told NEC that they would not participate unless a comprehensive political agreement with the political forces.
“We will not take part in the coming elections under the current conditions” Omer added, stressing that the national dialogue will determine the fate of the elections, noting that the extension issue is quite different from acceptance to participate in the elections.
The PCP, which also calls for an Islamic state in Sudan, thought that the national dialogue would also pave the way for a large coalition between the Islamist parties in order to achieve this project democratically.
PCP also believes that the political status quo in the country will lead to the capture of power by the military wing of the regime and eventually weakening the Islamic trend in the ruling party.
The Sudanese opposition PCP says they support the national dialogue because it would allow them to catch up developments among the Islamic political groups registered by Tunisian Ennahda movement and Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party
The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) refuses calls by the opposition parties to postpone the election and to form a national unity government to implement the outcome of a dialogue process aiming to end war and agree on constitutional reforms.