“The weekly Elaph newspaper reported that Vice President Ali Osman Taha has tendered his resignation and that the minister for presidential affairs Bakri Hassan Saleh will replace him.

Saleh is the only one who remained of the Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation formed after the 1989 military coup and consisted of fifteen officers along with Bashir.

He is also one of the very few military figures to have remained in the government where he switched between the ministries of Defense and the Presidency.

Taha was rumored to be tapped to take over the parliament speakership which sources said infuriated the VP and prompted him to call it quits. He has reportedly vacated his office at the presidential palace on Tuesday night.”


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