Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses a news conference in Cape Town South Africa, November 7, 2007.REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is to appoint a prime minister, reinstating a post abolished after he came to power in a 1989 Islamist-backed coup, officials said Wednesday.Bashir himself had abolished the post of prime minister after he led a bloodless coup almost three decades ago against then premier Sadiq al-Mahdi with the help of Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi.A top aide to Bashir told the Sudanese parliament Wednesday that the president will now appoint a premier to head his government.Ahmed hoped the post of prime minister would go to an "outsider" and not a member of Bashir's National Congress Party.
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