Sudanese Socialist Union

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Sudanese Socialist Union
Leader Gaafar Nimeiry
Founded 1971
Dissolved 1985
Headquarters Khartoum, Sudan
Ideology Arab nationalism,
Arab socialism,
Party flag
Flag of the Sudanese Socialist Union.svg

The Sudanese Socialist Union (SSU) (Arabic: الاتحاد الاشتراكي السوداني Al-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 Democratic Socialist 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 in Sudan in the April 2010 general elections.

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  1. ^ "Sudan buries ex-president who imposed Islamic rule". Daily News Egypt. 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2010-08-09.