Formation of Sudan sovereign council postponed at request of opposition

The formation of Sudan’s sovereign council has been postponed for 48 hours at the request of opposition alliance, the Forces of Freedom and Change, until they reach a consensus on their list of five candidates, the Transitional Military Council said on Monday.

On Satuday, Sudan’s protest leaders formally signed a deal with the Transitional Military Council in Khartoum, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April.

The agreement was signed by the deputy head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and Ahmed Rabie, representing the Forces of Freedom and Change opposition alliance, in the presence of regional and international dignitaries including Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir.

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