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Sudan’s Umma Party refuses to take part in transitional government

April 23, 2019 at 9:29 am

Sudanese demonstrators gather in front of military headquarters during a demonstration after The Sudanese Professionals Association’s (SPA) call, demanding a civilian transition government, in Khartoum, Sudan on 21 April 2019 [Ömer Erdem/Anadolu Agency]

The Sudanese National Umma Party (NUP), headed by Sadiq Al-Mahdi, announced yesterday that it will not participate in the transitional government, calling on the military council to hand over power to a civilian government, the Anadolu Agency reported.

The party said in a statement that the Sudanese people will always be the source of all authority, adding that the party will not give up until the people’s demands are met.

The statement accused the Transitional Military Council (MTC) of trying to replace one military rule with another.

The party explained that partisan and civil forces have taken steps to form a civil authority whose members will be announced this week. “Efforts to nominate candidates for the transitional civil authority have reached an advanced stage and their members will be announced within the next few days,” it said.

According to the statement, the civilian authority will include three levels; a civilian presidential council, a transitional civilian legislative council and a civilian cabinet.

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