Sudan’s Military Council Offers Civilian Government
In a press conference yesterday, a spokesman for the country’s transitional military council pledged to let opposition groups appoint a civilian government, including a prime minister, following last week’s ouster of President Omar al-Bashir. Sudan’s military rulers also announced an overhaul of security agencies, lifted media restrictions and promised not to disperse protesters staging peaceful sit-ins, so long as they “let normal life resume.”
Is democracy really coming? It remains to be seen whether a long-term dialogue between the ruling council and protesters will last, though some experts say the military is now beholden to civilians more than ever before.