The Council of Ministers, chaired by the First Vice – President of the Republic and National Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Salih, Sunday approved the bill on the Elections Act for the year 2018. The Cabinet Affairs Minister, Ahmed Saad Omer, has appreciated in a press statement the spirit of patriotism which has prevailed during the discussions about the bill on the Act of the Elections. He said that the Elections Act aims for achieving a rational political practicing and free and honest elections in the year 2020. He also praised the role of the political forces in reaching accord on the elections’ bill. The leader of the Umma Party for Reform and Development, Dr. Ibrahim Adam, expressed his hope that the elections’ act bill will lead to a real democratic and smooth transition of power.