Sudan's Military Coup Leader Steps Down After One Day

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Published on April 13, 2019 - Duration: 00:38s

Sudan's Military Coup Leader Steps Down After One Day

Protestors say they won't give up until there's a civilian government installed.

The military says that'll happen, but it might take a while.

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Sudan's Military Coup Leader Steps Down After One Day

The leader of Sudan's military coup  stepped down  just a day after ousting former president Omar al-Bashir.

In a state TV broadcast, the coup leader, defense minister Awad Ibn Auf named a Lieutenant General to be his successor.

The coup comes after months of protests which began in December.  The New York Times reports  Ibn Auf may have stepped down due to pressure from those same protesters.

Sudan's military says the army will stay in power for two years but will step down once a civilian government is formed.

While protesters celebrated Ibn Auf's resignation, they say demonstrations will continue until the military hands over power to civilians.  Additional reporting by  Newsy affiliate CNN .

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