Sudan’s military has rejected civilian majority in joint council as the country prepares for transition to civil rule.
A member of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council said, they were only willing to split representation on a proposed joint transition team with civilians.
Lt-Gen Salah Abdelkhalek said they had rejected a civilian majority in the proposed council with the Alliance for Freedom and Change who led the protests that led to the ouster of ex-president Omar al-Bashir.
Roadblocks are still mounted across the capital Khartoum where a massive protest was held on Thursday calling for a civilian administration. Protest leaders early this week said the junta was not serious about reaching a deal.
“The red line will be not a majority of civilians, they will not accept this… maybe half and half, this is the last point. This is the top point.”
Asked about a team of say seven civilians, seven soldiers he responded: “Maybe, maybe: I can satisfy my soldiers, my officers, we are not alone.”