Sundanese military council seeking majority while forming civilian government

May 3, 2019 11:31 pm19 commentsViews: 87

Lt Gen Salah Abdelkhalek from Sudan’s military council disclosed Friday civilians in the country would not be allowed a majority on the supreme council during a transitional period. The maximum which could be accepted is an equal split.

Meanwhile, protesters have continued their mass sit-in outside the headquarters of military in capital city Khartoum.

The military ousted President Omar al-Bashir on April 11 and brought to an end his 30 years of rule. A transitional military council has taken the throne with a promise to relinquish power to civilians in about two years period.

Protesters have rejected the proposals with demand to transfer power to the earliest. The leaders are meanwhile accusing the military of not negotiating in good faith and in fact promotion the interests of 75-year-old Bashir.

According to recent media report the military council and protesters have agreed to form the next government of people from technocrats and not from military or well-known politicians.

However, a supreme council is said to be above the government and composition of it is currently being negotiated.

Apart from these the African Union has revised the 15-day ultimatum and now military council has sixty days to transfer power to civilians or face suspension from the body.

Bashir is currently in the high-security Kobar prison in Khartoum and is to be questioned on charges of money laundering.


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