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news - Update: SPLM Dismisses Bashir’s Dialogue Call

october 6th, 2009

"Sudan's People Liberation Movement (SPLM) has dismissed as a ploy President Omar Hassan Bashir's call for dialogue.

The President called for dialogue Monday in parliament to prevent violence in the April 2010 general election.

But the SPLM accused President Bashir and his National Congress Party of attempting to re-negotiate the terms of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

As part of the CPA, Sudan will hold presidential, parliamentary and local elections next year, its first general vote since 1986.

Yasser Arman, the deputy general secretary of the SPLM said that President Bashir needs to act rather than make promises.

'Usually, we welcome a call for dialogue. It is not the first call, but we don't need to renegotiate the agreement. We already signed agreement with the National Congress; we have had the schedule (and) we need them to implement the agreement,' Arman said."

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