Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation

1989–1993 governing body of Sudan following the 1989 coup / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation (RCCNS-Sudan) was the governing body of Sudan following the June 1989 coup.[1] It grew out of the collaboration between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the National Islamic Front.[2] It was the authority by which the military government of Sudan under Lt. Gen. Omar al-Bashir exercised power.

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Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation
Military government overview
Formed30 June 1989
Dissolved16 October 1993
JurisdictionRepublic of the Sudan
Military government executive

Al-Bashir was the Chair of the Council, as well as Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces.[1] The rest of the council consisted of fourteen military officers, all of whom were involved in and associated with the coup.[3]:p. 2 Therefore, no regulations about the selection and tenure of its members were declared to the public.

The RCCNS exercised legislative as well as some executive authority. It appointed committees to draft various legal decrees. The RCCNS did not publish any rules of procedures over its deliberations.

It banned political activity, arrested opposition members and closed down newspapers.

The RCCNS survived a coup attempt in 1990.[4]

Al-Bashir dissolved the RCCNS in October 1993 and appointed himself President.[5] The powers of the RCCNS were devolved to the President and the National Legislature of Sudan.[6] This resulted in a majority of the power remaining with al-Bashir.[3]:p. 131

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