Sudan’s TMC calls for elections in nine months
The head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) announced on early June 4 that elections will be held within nine months to resolve the crisis since the ouster of former President Omar Al-Bashir.
The statement by Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan follows the killing of more than 30 protesters on June 3 in the capital Khartoum as government forces dispersed a two-month sit-in calling for the handover of power to civilian authorities.
Addressing the nation on state television, Al-Burhan said the TMC has also cancelled all previous agreements with the main opposition coalition and has suspended talks with them.
Al-Burhan pledged to hold a free and fair elections, adding the TMC will declare a temporary cabinet in the coming days.
He also promised to launch an investigation into the killing of the protesters.