Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan – TMC spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Sudan’s Head of Transitional Military Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and Sudan’s opposition alliance coalition’s leader Ahmad al-Rabiah, celebrate the signing of the power sharing deal, that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventual elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir, in Khartoum, Sudan, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin AbdallahReuters

CAIRO, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Sudan completed the formation on Tuesday of an 11-member sovereign council which will run the country for a three-year transitional period till elections, a spokesman for the ruling military council told a news conference.

The sovereign council will be led by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who is the head of the transitional military council (TMC), which has ruled Sudan since April, when the military deposed veteran leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah, writing by Amina Ismail Editing by Gareth Jones)

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