23 Jan 2021

National Congress Party

(Hizb al-Mu'tamar al-Watan)

The ruling NCP was formally founded in 19981 and since then has been led by the President of the Republic Omar Hassan Al Bashir. Its roots go back to the Muslim Brotherhood that was founded in the 1940s, the Islamic Charter Front (ICF) which was formed in the 1960s and its successor party, the National Islamic Front (NIF).

Bashir came to power in 1989 through a military takeover, the “National Salvation Revolution” (Ingaz), that opposed the traditional sectarianism in Sudanese politics. While harshly criticized by the opposition, the NCP has been widely credited for settling the war in the South through the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and also for major achievements in the economy and infrastructure of the country.

NCP Deputy Chairman Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer has been quoted characterizing the party as “both modern and authentic” and as “convinced free-marketeers.” His Co-Deputy Chairman is the Presidential Advisor Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie, the Secretary General is Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omar. The Southern Division of the party is led by former Vice President Prof. Moses Machar and Southern Presidential Advisor Riak Gai Kok. The leader of the NCP caucus in the National Assembly is Dr. Ghazi Salah Eddin Atabani who founded the NCP think tank “Future Trends Foundation” in 2004.

The NCP has declared the “Shura”, the consultation between the leadership and the popular base at the grass roots level, its main political principle. According to its Secretariat for Culture the NCP “aims to promote faith in the Sudan as the ultimate goal of achieving cultural renaissance and development”. While the NCP’s “Civilizational Project” stresses that Islam “is always the source of the Sudanese culture” promoting the motto of “Return to Islam”, it emphasizes “full respect” for non-Muslims.

Official websites:
http://www.nckhartoum.com/ (Arabic only) 

Information Source: www.electionnaire.org

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