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Sudanese Opposition Proposes Shorter Transitional Period after Bashir Ousted


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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 22:32 GMT

Sudanese opposition meeting has concluded with two demands to the government and the people staging protests in the street, on Friday evening April 12th, a source who was attending the meeting told 7Dnews.

The first major demand is to form a transitional government with limited representation of military and the Second is urging Sudanese protesters to keep sitting-in till a power handover to civilians.

President Omar al -Bashir was removed from power on Thursday April 11th.

The latest updates in Sudan has been that Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf, the head of the transitional military council, and his deputy, Lieutenant-General Kamal Abdel-Marouf al-Mahi, both have stepped down after two days in power on Friday, April 12th. First Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al -Burhan took the lead instead, according to a televised announcement.

According to Reuters, Sudan’s ruling military council expects a transition period it announced on Thursday to be two years at most, and said it can be as short as one month if it is managed “without chaos”, said the head of the council’s political committee.

The head of the transitional military council, Defence Minister Mohammed Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, said on Thursday when announcing the overthrow of al-Bashir that the council would lead a two-year transition before holding elections.

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