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Sudan appoints prime minister for first time since 1989

CAIRO (AP) - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday appointed a prime minister for the first time since the 1989 coup that brought him to power, choosing a close confidante who could potentially succeed him if he fulfills a vow to not seek re-election in 2020.

Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh, an army general widely known as "al-Bashir's shadow," was quoted by the state news agency SUNA as saying that the new Cabinet will be representative of various political forces.

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