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The Latest: Sudanese want 'immediate' move to civilian rule


Added 04-14-19 06:03:01am EST - “The Latest on Sudan, where protests forced long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power last week (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Sudanese want ‘immediate’ move to civilian rule”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The Latest on Sudan, where protests forced long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power last week (all times local):

Organizers of the protests in Sudan that forced long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power are calling on the military to “immediately and unconditionally” hand power to a transitional civilian government that would rule for four years.

The political parties and movements behind the four months of protests said in a joint statement late Saturday that they will remain in the streets until their demands are met. They say the handover to civilian rule would be the “first step toward the fall of the regime.”

The army has appointed a military council that it says will rule for two years or less while elections are being organized. The council met with a delegation of protest organizers on Saturday.

The protesters fear that the military, which is dominated by al-Bashir appointees, will cling to power or appoint one of its own to rule the country.

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