Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) published on 21 April 2015 commentary titled "The Real Stakes in Sudan's Elections" by Berouk Mesfin, ISS in Addis Ababa. Although the results of Sudan's recent elections will not be announced until 27 April, the outcome is a foregone conclusion. Because major political parties boycotted the elections, Omar al-Bashir will be reelected by a wide margin. The author suggests that al-Bashir may not be ready to step down when the next elections take place in 2020 and he will be 76 years old.