Democracy That Delivers
Al-Mahdi, Sadig

Al-Mahdi, Sadig

Prime Minister of Sudan (1966-1967, 1986-1989)


Former PM’s Al Mahdi, Jebali, Jomaa, & Roman led the discussion on effective alternative narrative against violent extremism in Tunisia

How citizens receive and perceive radical messages was the focus of the MENA Regional Forum organized by Club de Madrid in Tunisia on May 4-5. The results from the qualitative research done in the country through focus groups were shared and discussed with the participants.


Live Session: 'Next Generation Democracy - A Call to Action'

On the basis of the regional analysis, working group rapporteurs and CdM Members will share innovative ideas to shape Next Generation Democracy (NGD) regional agendas for the advancement of Democracy

Club de Madrid Members Meidani and Al Mahdi meets Moldovan and Tunisian delegations

Club de Madrid Members Rexhep Meidani, President of the Republic of Albania (1997-2002) and Sadig al-Mahdi, Prime Minister of Sudan (1966-1967, 1986-1989) led in Brussels a fruitful LEND project meeting with delegations of political and social leaders from Tunisia and Moldova.

Interview with Sadiq Al Mahdi: "Islam advocates for peace, diversity and pluralism"

Democracy champion and Member of the Club de Madrid, Sadiq Al Mahdi, spent a day in the capital of Spain after his recent release from a Khartum jail. He was unfairly imprisioned under accusations of treason. During his visit, the former Prime Minister of Sudan spoke with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, and advocated for a moderated Islam and a shared societies approach to solving the conflicts that are harming Sudan and all the region.

Club de Madrid hails Al Mahdi's release

Former President of Sudan and Club de Madrid Member Sadig Al Mahdi has been relesead from custody after spending one month in a jail in Khartoum. The Club de Madrid and its 97 Members celebrates that one of his most active and respected Members is now free and ready to keep on working on the organizations mission towards a democracy that delivers. (Photo credit AFP)

Club de Madrid condemns the arrest of Sadiq Al Mahdi and calls for his inmediate release

The Club de Madrid and its Members - 96 democratic former Heads of State and of Government from over 60 countries - strongly condemn yesterday’s arrest of Sudanese opposition leader, Sadiq Al Mahdi, an unflinching champion of Democracy and a distinguished and respected Member of our organization and our mission of fostering democratic values and leadership in his country and around the world.

Club de Madrid Annual Conference identifies 13 sets of proposals to foster job creation and inclusive growth

Key conclusions and ideas will be presented to the Australian G20 Presidency

The Club de Madrid and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center to discuss "Democracy that Delivers" in Azerbaijan

 Some of the issues to be addressed are social and political inclusion, cohesion, and women’s empowerment during the event, from 5th to 8th of May in Ganja and Baku

Club de Madrid at the Doha Forum

The Doha Forum offers a sweeping overview of issues regarding Democracy, Development and Free Trade in the Middle-East, the Arab countries and the world. More broadly, this international meeting discussed critical political, economic, social, financial, strategic and human matters of pressing concern for a region witnessing some of the most substantial changes in its very long History.

Changes in the Arab World: Revolutions towards Democracy?

The Club de Madrid and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs co-organized a debate on “Changes in the Arab World: Revolutions towards Democracy?” held in the Diplomatic School of Madrid on April 5, with keynote speeches by Wim Kok (Prime Minister of the Netherlands, 1994-2002 and President of the Club de Madrid), Lionel Jospin (Prime Minister of France, 1997-2002), Sadig Al Mahdi (Prime Minister of Sudan, 1966-1967 and 1986-1989) and Abdul-Kareem Al Eryani (Prime Minister of Yemen, 1980-1983 and 1998-2001) through a video message.

Click here to watch the video message from Prime Minister Al-Eryani

Gallery of Pictures in Flickr

Speech by Prime Minister Sadig Al Mahdi, Sudan (1966-1967, 1986-1989)

Speech by Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, France (1997-2002)

Speech by Prime Minister Wim Kok, Netherlands (1994-2002)

Iranian representatives thank the Club de Madrid for the letter sent to Ali Khāmene’I

Former members of the Iranian Parliament and current opposition thanked the Club de Madrid for its March 16 letter to Ayatollah Ali Khāmene’I through which it expressed its concern about the abduction of Mr. Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mr. Mehdi Karoubi, former Prime Minister and Parliament Speaker of Iran and prominent candidates to the presidential elections, together with their respective wives. “Having received considerable echo within international and national media, this initiative was felt as a crucial support for all those fighting for freedom in Iran”, they say.   

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