US, UK, Norway Denounce Sudan Military Council’s Election Plan – Report

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The head of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC), Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, in a televised address, after deadly action against protesters in Khartoum on Monday, has announced that a caretaker government will be formed to rule the country until general elections.

Earlier on Tuesday, Burhan announced that general elections would be held in the country within nine months. He also added that the TMC terminated talks with the main opposition movement.

The United States, Britain, and Norway denounced on Tuesday the proposed  TMC plan, instead calling for an “orderly transition” to civilian rule, AFP reported.

“The people of Sudan deserve an orderly transition, led by civilians, that can establish the conditions for free and fair elections, rather than having rushed elections imposed by the TMC’s (Transitional Military Council’s) security forces”, the three countries said in a joint statement, cited by AFP.

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The forces of the TMC initiated a crackdown on sit-in protestors in the capital of Khartoum, by firing at the demonstrators. According to the opposition Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, over 35 people were killed in the clashes, while hundreds more were wounded.

On Tuesday, the opposition announced it had ceased negotiations with the TMC and started a civil disobedience action, accusing the military junta…

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