Sudanese Socialist Union

Sudanese Socialist Union
الاتحاد الاشتراكي السوداني
Leader Gaafar Nimeiry
Founded 1971
Dissolved 1985
Headquarters Khartoum, Democratic Republic of the Sudan
Ideology Arab nationalism
Arab socialism
Anti-communism
Authoritarianism
Nasserism
Nationalism
Islamism (de jure, 1983–1985)
Party flag
Flag of the Sudanese Socialist Union.svg

The Sudanese Socialist Union (abbr. 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][2]

Today the Sudanese Socialist Democratic Union, the successor party to the SSU, exists as a registered political party in Sudan. Until 2018, it was 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.[2] Professor Dr. Fatima Abdel Mahmoud was the first woman to contest the Presidency of Sudan in the 2010 general election.[2]

Electoral history

Presidential elections

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

National Assembly elections

Election Party leader Seats +/– Position Outcome
1978 Gaafar Nimeiry
274 / 304
Increase 274 Increase 1st Sole legal party
1980
332 / 368
Increase 58 Steady 1st Sole legal party
1981–82
138 / 151
Decrease 194 Steady 1st Sole legal party

See also

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