Sudan has sworn in a Sovereign Council which will form its transition government for 3 years, until elections in 2022.
The head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), which ruled the country since longtime leader Omar al-Bashir was deposed in April has been sworn in as the president of the Council
“General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was sworn in as president of the sovereign council,” the official SUNA news agency reported on Wednesday, according to Al Jazeera.
The Sovereign Council is made up of 6 civilians and 5 military personnel, all of whom have been sworn in.
Prime minister-nominee Abdalla Hamdok is expected to be sworn in by the end of the day.
On Saturday, the TMC and civilian leaders signed a deal that should pave the way to a new democratic dispensation.
According to the agreement, al-Burban will lead the Sovereign Council for 21 months, followed by a civilian leader for the next 18 months.
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