WORLD Appointment of chief justice, attorney general in Sudan delayed to allow for consensus

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Appointment of chief justice, attorney general in Sudan delayed to allow for consensus

Xinhua

11:02, August 22, 2019

Leader of Sudan's transitional council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Abdelrahman Burhan meets military and civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, after their swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Aug 21, 2019. (Photo: Agencies)

KHARTOUM - A member of Sudan's new Sovereign Council said on Wednesday that appointment of chief justice and attorney general has been delayed to allow for consensus within the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance.

"There is disagreement over candidates of the Freedom and Change Alliance for the posts of chief justice and attorney general," Mohamed Al-Faki Suleiman told reporters after the oath-taking ceremony for members of the sovereign council.

"Because there are different view points, the decision over the two posts has been delayed," he added.

Meanwhile, Aisha Mousa Al-Saeed, another member of the sovereign council, vowed to work to achieve aspirations of the Sudanese people and preserve the goals of the Sudanese revolution.

Earlier in the day, members of Sudan's newly-formed sovereign council took the constitutional oath in the capital Khartoum, except one who would be sworn in later.

Under the deal recently signed by Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance, the sovereign council comprises 11 members: five military members chosen by the TMC, five civilian members chosen by the opposition alliance, and one civilian selected through consultation by the two sides.

A constitutional decree is expected to be issued later on Wednesday to dissolve the TMC, which has been running Sudan's affairs since the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir on April 11.

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