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Al-Burhan cancels agreement with Sudan’s opposition, calls for election in 9 months


Transitional Military Council leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (SUNA photo)
June 4, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has called for general elections within nine months and cancelled previous agreements with the opposition groups.

In a speech made in the first hours of Tuesday morning, al-Burhan accused the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) of bearing the responsibility for prolonging the negotiations on power handover and trying to exclude the other political and military forces before to "clone another totalitarian regime", as he said.

He further announced the cancellation of the agreements reached with the FFC over the transitional government and parliament before to announce the organisation of general elections within nine months.

"General elections will be held not later than "seven months" from now, he said pointing that it should be implemented and supervised by regional and international observers.

Al-Burhan in his speech spoke about nine months but the text released by the TMC indicates seven months.

He also announced that a caretaker government will be formed to hold accountable former officials "involved in corruption or other crimes", to achieve lasting peace, to create a conducive regional and international environment for the elections and ensuring public freedoms and human rights.

The opposition FFC have already announced the suspension of talks with the military council and called for a general strike to overthrow the junta.

The head of the military council pledged to form an investigation committee into the attack of the sit-in area without further details.

During the tumultuous talks with the FFC, the TMC first refused to recognize the revolutionary legitimacy of the opposition groups saying they want to include the political forces that were part of the al-Bashir government.

After what, the military council removed the Islamist generals who were tasked with the political negotiations and accepted to limit the discussions with the opposition groups that toppled al-Bashir’s regime.

Recently, the parties suspended talks as they failed to reach an agreement over the Sovereign Council. The military junta said they want the majority of the collegial presidency adding it should be led by a military officer.


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  • 5 June 2019 04:25, by Pakuai

    It is going to be possible to hold elections in 9 months really? l hope it will happen, but chances are, the North Sudanese military has just pulled another stunt just like their Riek Machar puppet/stooge pulled a 6 months extension of ’transitional government’ here in South Sudan. But comes the 6 months expiration on the 4/11/2019. Mr. Riek Machar would again demand another 8 months extension and the North Sudan millitary would add another 4 months>>>

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    • 5 June 2019 04:42, by Pakuai

      extension for their elections. North Sudanese suck it up and keep it there in North Sudan fellows. You fellows were screaming for the military to help you in ousting of Mr. Omar Hassan El Bashir and thought, the military was going to bend over and hand power to checkered and disorganised oppositions. Good luck with that fellows. Next time, you would be careful with what you wish for from the military men. Anyway, for some of us here in South Sudan in the know. Your North Sudan and our South Sudan were set up to be used as Geopolitical chess game or football played over like what was done in countries like DRC, Angola, Mozambique, Ethiopia>>>

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      • 5 June 2019 04:53, by Pakuai

        West Africa, Middle East, South America, Carribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe during the COLD WAR. And the criminals behind the current mess in your North Sudan hope, that South Sudan and your North Sudan would be ’re-united’ just like their then ’East and West Germany’ and then the evils would go and brag that their so-called ’capitalism’ has triumphs over their so-called ’communism and socialism’ Good luck them though. That is not going to happen under the sun fellows or even in million years. The criminals in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their israel attack dog and their gulf Arab states financiers can go to be and redream again>>>

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        • 5 June 2019 05:04, by Pakuai

          Dreaming is not a crime, but the evils have been warned a number of times, that their love affair with our country and our people has gone too far. South Sudan is not part of their so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN empire, never has and will never ever damn will. And South Sudanese people are not their so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN subjects or slaves, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. North Sudanese, Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom and other foreign puppets/stooges and traitors are being kept ’hostage’ by their masters from the US, the UK,>>>

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          • 5 June 2019 05:15, by Pakuai

            the UK, their NGOs, your North Sudan, israel attack dog, their gulf Arab states paymasters and even some creeps in the AU and the IGAD and this is precisely to use these thieves, foreign puppets and traitors as blackmails and Bargaining cards over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. Some of their masters even called these traitors Dr. John Garang boys and that Dr. John Garang United Sudan visin would be through bthose sellout criminals. For those of us who know these Geopolitical circus in and out. The US, the UK, their UN and their allies are playing with fire>>>

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            • 5 June 2019 05:25, by Pakuai

              There will be no way under any circumstances we will allow the evil white Americans, English people, cloned so-called arabs of North, their gulf Arab states financiers, their evil juus (so-called israeli) attack dogs and even some of their Bantus creeps into our country and into our lives ever again, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. The evils think, that they can use their 19th century ’Opium War’ tactics over the Chinese Island of Hong Kong here in South Sudan by blackmails, extortion and intrigues. But the evils are going bto be bombed pretty badly out of our country>>>

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              • 5 June 2019 05:34, by Pakuai

                Who says we want these vermin in our country and over people, no one. The evils can keep their Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom and Co. All they want. But one thing certain. We don’t want to have anything to do with the evil white Americans, English people, cloned so-called so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states paymasters, their israeli attack dog, their UN and NGOs cheap and dirty intrigues, not again. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.

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