KHARTOUM, Sudan’s Transitional Military Council urged political forces Sunday to submit their proposals, within seven days, over name of Prime Minister to head a civilian government, and feasibility of two-year transition.
The council hopes political forces would nominate an independent personality to head the government, General Omar Zain Al-Abidine said in a meeting with representatives of the forces.
He said the Military Council wanted to create the suitable atmosphere so political parties compete in a transparent manner.
General Jalal Al-Din Al-Sheikh, member of the Military Council, said the council wanted political forces to contribute to future of Sudan.
Thousands of Sudanese are still protesting before the army headquarters even after the army ousted President Omar Al-Bashir on April 11.
Meanwhile, the foreign ministry said intervention of army was to support the revolution, which wanted transfer to a civilian rule as soon as possible.
“The intervention of the army took place after political deadlock, and economic and security crisis,” it said in a statement.
It urged the international community to support the Military Council and political forces to honor aspirations of the Sudanese people towards democratic transformation.
The forces of freedom and change, which is leading the protests, said the sit-in would continue until demands of people were met.
They said they wanted formation of a civilian government running the country for four years under the protection of the army.
They said they wanted comprehensive reforms to also include the judicial institutions, scrapping anti-freedom laws, release political prisoners and punishing killers of protesters.
Chairman of the Military Council Abdulfatah Al-Burhan vowed yesterday to remove all elements of the former regime and punish those who killed innocent civilians, and the corrupt.
In Cairo, the Arab League welcomed Al-Burhan’s measures for a political transition.
The league added in a statement it supported the military council and the political forces to achieve a national consensus.
Source: Kuwait News Agency