Sudan’s military council says ready to form civilian gov’t

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has said that its ready to form a civilian government.

Sudanese people, seeking to revive a push for civilian rule in ongoing tumult since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir more than two months ago, chant slogans and wave Sudanese flags during a demonstration in Khartoum, Sudan, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

“If the (opposition) Freedom and Change Alliance wants the formation of a government, then we are ready,” said Abdel-Fatah Al-Burhan, the TMC chairman, during a meeting with local media representatives in the capital Khartoum.

“Selection of the candidates of the transitional government will be done via agreement of the alliance forces and the TMC,” he added.

The TMC and the opposition alliance are currently studying a joint proposal presented through the African and Ethiopian mediation.

The proposal is reported to ask for formation of a sovereignty council of 15 members and a cabinet of 18 ministers in addition to delaying formation of the legislative council.

The TMC is tasked with running Sudan’s affairs after the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir on April 11.