Sudanese Socialist Union

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Sudanese Socialist Union

الاتحاد الاشتراكي السوداني
LeaderGaafar Nimeiry
Founded1971
Dissolved1985
HeadquartersKhartoum, Democratic Republic of the Sudan
IdeologyArab nationalism
Arab socialism
Anti-communism
Authoritarianism
Party flag
Flag of the Sudanese Socialist Union.svg

The Sudanese Socialist Union (SSU) (Arabic: الاتحاد الاشتراكي السودانيAl-Ittihad Al-Ishtiraki Al-Sudaniy) was a political party in Sudan. The SSU was the country's sole legal party from 1971 until 1985, when the regime of President Gaafar Nimeiry was overthrown in a military coup.[1]

Today the Sudanese Socialist Democratic Union, the successor party to the SSU, exists as a registered political party in Sudan. It is led by Professor Dr. Fatima Abdel Mahmoud, who was Sudan's first female Minister during the Presidency of Gaafar Nimeiry as well as a former member of the National Congress Party. Professor Dr. Fatima Abdel Mahmoud is the first woman to contest the Presidency of Sudan in the 2010 general election.

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election Party candidate Votes % Result
1971 (referendum) Gaafar Nimeiry 3,839,374 98.6% Elected Green tickY
1977 Gaafar Nimeiry 5,624,128 99.1% Elected Green tickY
1983 Gaafar Nimeiry Unknown 99.6% Elected Green tickY

National Assembly elections[edit]

National Assembly
Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/–
1978 Gaafar Nimeiry Unknown Unknown
274 / 304
Increase 274
1980 Gaafar Nimeiry Unknown Unknown
332 / 368
Increase 58
1981–82 Gaafar Nimeiry Unknown Unknown
138 / 151
Decrease 194

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sudan buries ex-president who imposed Islamic rule". Daily News Egypt. 2009-05-31. Archived from the original on 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2010-08-09.