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Sudan: Who Wins After the Military Removes the President From Office

Apr 11, 2019 | 19:06 GMT

For the second time in as many weeks, an Arab leader has been ousted following widespread demonstrations. After nearly four months of protests, Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Ouf announced on April 11 that President Omar al Bashir had been removed from power and placed under arrest. Ibn Ouf announced that the Sudanese Armed Forces, National Intelligence and Security Service and the Rapid Support Forces would form a two-year transitional military government. Ibn Ouf also announced that the 2005 constitution would be suspended, a three-month state of emergency would be introduced and most of the country's political institutions -- its governors, Cabinet and National Assembly -- would be dissolved....

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