Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation

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The Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation (RCC) was the authority by which the military government of Sudan under Lt. Gen. Omar al-Bashir exercised power.

The RCC came to power following the June 1989 coup.

Lt. Gen. Bashir was the chairman of the Council, as well as Prime Minister, defence minister and commander-in-chief of the armed forces. All fifteen members of the council were military officers. No regulations about the selection and tenure of its members have been made public.

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

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

The RCC dissolved itself in October 1993. Its powers were devolved to the President and the Transitional National Assembly.


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