Sudan’s Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) held a press conference on Saturday to announce their plans to continue talks on the power transfer with the country’s military council.
The DFCF is the opposition groups’ umbrella body. During a press release, it stated that they will continue to negotiate with the military in the next 72 hours. Furthermore, it added that they will respond to the concerns of the military regarding the constitutional declaration.
The forces also vowed that they are preparing escalatory measures if their demands are not met.
The Sudanese people have been protesting since December 2018 when they took to the streets to express their anger over rising costs of living and the decline of political freedom. Their pressure worked and on 11 April, as Sudan’s military overthrew the National Congress Party (NCP) government, arrested President Omar Al-Bashir and other senior party leaders.
In a similar context, Sudan’s Attorney General has approved legal action filed by a group of local lawyers against the recently deposed Al-Bashir due to their alleged role in a coup which took place in 1979.
Thousands of protesters remain camped outside the military headquarters in Khartoum almost four weeks after the armed forces ousted autocratic president Omar al-Bashir as demanded by months-long protests.
The protesters and the military have been in talks to determine whether an overall ruling council that would replace the existing army council — made up only of generals — should have a civilian or military majority.