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Sudan demonstrates to demand civilian government

Sudanese protesters rally in the area of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum at sunset on 15 April 2019. [Ashraf SHAZLY / AFP / Getty]
Sudanese protesters rally in the area of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum at sunset on 15 April 2019. [Ashraf SHAZLY / AFP / Getty]

Thousands of Sudanese on Thursday demonstrated outside army headquarters in Khartoum to demand that executive authority be relinquished to a civilian government, Anadolu Agency reports.

Last week, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the army following months of popular demonstrations against his 30-year rule.

Al-Bashir was replaced by a Military Transitional Council (MTC), which is now running the country’s affairs for a two-year “transitional period” during which presidential elections will eventually be held.

On Wednesday, the Sudanese Professionals Association, which has led months of anti-regime demonstrations, submitted its list of demands to the MTC leadership.

Those demands reportedly include the speedy formation of a civilian government, a civilian presidential council (in which the army would enjoy limited representation) and a functioning parliament.

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