Sudan Army Cancels Agreements, Calls For Election Within 9 Months

Sudan’s military leaders said they are canceling all existing agreements with the main opposition coalition and will hold elections within nine months and this election will take place under regional and international supervision.

The announcement came as the military faced mounting international condemnation for their violent attack on protesters in the capital, Khartoum, which reportedly left at least 30 dead. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) has been under both domestic and international pressure to hand over power to civilians.

The crackdown came after the military and protesters agreed a three-year transition period to civilian rule. Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), the main protest organisers blamed the TMC of perpetrating “a bloodbath” as it broke up the camp, a charge denied by the council.