Sudan's sovereign council members announced

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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 - 09:00 GMT

Lieutenant General Abdel Fatah al-Burhan - Sudanese TV Channel screenshot

Lieutenant General Abdel Fatah al-Burhan - Sudanese TV Channel screenshot

KHARTOUM - 21 August 2019: Head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) Lt. Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Burhan announced the formation of the sovereign council, TMC spokesman Shams El Din Kabbashi said on Tuesday.

The 11-member council will run the country for a three-year transitional period till elections.

According to the power-sharing agreement inked on Saturday, the council consists of five members from the main opposition alliance and another five from the TMC, with the two sides jointly choosing a civilian as an eleventh member.

Al Burhan will lead the council, which will include as members Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Lt. Gen. Yasser al Atta, Lt. Gen. Shams El Din Kabbashi and Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Gaber, the spokesman added.

The Sudanese Forces for Freedom and Change coalition (FFC) nominated Hassan Mohamed Idris, Al Siddiq Tawer Kafi, Mohammed al Faqi Suleiman, Mohamed Osman Hassan Al-Taayeshi, Ayesha Musa Saeed and Raja Nicola Issa Abdul-Masseh to serve as members in the council, the spokesman noted.

Al Burhan will be sworn in before the judiciary council at 1 pm local time on Wednesday, while the other 10 members will take oath before the presidents of the judiciary council and the sovereign council, Kabbashi said.

Also, the prime minister will also be appointed tomorrow, Kabbashi noted.

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