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Sudan’s TMC calls for elections in nine months

Transitional Military Council cancels all agreements with opposition

Mohammed Alamin   | 04.06.2019
Sudan’s TMC calls for elections in nine months Sudanese protesters burn tyres and set up barricades on roads to army headquarters after the intervention of Sudanese army, during a demonstration in Khartoum, Sudan on June 3, 2019.

KHARTOUM, Sudan

The head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) announced early Tuesday that elections will be held within nine months to resolve the crisis since the ouster of former President Omar Al-Bashir. 

The statement by Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan follows the killing of more than 30 protesters Monday in the capital Khartoum as government forces dispersed a two-month sit-in calling for the handover of power to civilian authorities.

Addressing the nation on state television, Al-Burhan said the TMC has also cancelled all previous agreements with the main opposition coalition and has suspended talks with them.

Al-Burhan pledged to hold a free and fair elections, adding the TMC will declare a temporary cabinet in the coming days.

He also promised to launch an investigation into the killing of the protesters.

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