Sudan opposition appoints sovereign council members

 

August 19, 2019

 

Both opposition and military get to choose five members and 11th is jointly chosen


Sudanese children wave small national flags as people celebrate outside the Friendship Hall in the capital Khartoum where generals and protest leaders signed a historic transitional constitution meant to pave the way for civilian rule in Sudan, on August 17, 2019. Image Credit: AFP

 

Khartoum – Sudan’s opposition coalition on Sunday named the five people it has chosen as civilian members of the country’s sovereign council to be sworn in on Monday, a source within the coalition told Reuters.

The Forces of Freedom and Change chose Aisha Mousa, Siddig Tower, Mohamed Elfaki Suleiman, Hassan Sheikh Idris and Taha Othman Ishaq, the source said.

Under a power-sharing agreement signed on Saturday, the coalition is allowed to choose five members and the military another five members. The two sides will jointly choose the eleventh.

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