ECP extends deadline to file nomination papers

28 Mar 2013
The news

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has extended the deadline for candidates to file nomination papers across the country.

 The deadline has been extended by two days and candidates will now have till March 31 to file their nomination papers.

 The scrutiny of nomination papers will take place from April 1-7, while three days (April 8-10) will be set aside for appeals.

 The final list of candidates will be released on April 19.

Sudan’s 1st VP: NCP’s institutions will decide on Al-Bashir succession

27 Mar 2013
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s First Vice President, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, said that the final decision on President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir’s political future will be determined by the institutions of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudanese people.

Last week Bashir reiterated his past intentions to step down at the end of his term in 2015 saying that Sudan is in need of “fresh blood”.