The President of the Republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz has passed away

Bir Lahlou,  May 31, 2016 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz passed away Tuesday May 31, 2016 following a long illness, according to a statement  issued  today by the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front.

The National Secretariat expressed its condolences to the Sahrawi people and announced 40 days of national mourning.

In accordance with article 49 of the Statue of the Frente POLISARIO, the President of the National Council (the Parliament) shall assume the post of the Secretary-General and President of the Republic until a new Secretary-General is elected in an extraordinary Peoples’ Congress to be held within 40 days. SPS