What seemed at first like a forced resignation, is apparently a military coup: The Sudanese army is taking, according to the defense Minister of the country for the next two years, the Power in the Sudan. You put the the Constitution and close the borders and air space, he said on Thursday in Uniform on state television. In two years there will be a choice. The military have taken President Omar al-Bashir.Meanwhile, have filled the streets of the capital, Khartoum, with tens of thousands of people, the al-Baschirs assigns to celebrate.
previously had reported to the media and news agencies, that of the authoritarian al-Bashir was forced to resign. The Dubai-based TV station Al Hadath that there are consultations, with a military Council set up to assume Power.
reported The state news Agency Suna, all political prisoners should be released, without mentioning a specific date. Sudanese activists said hundreds because of the months-long protests against Al-Bashir detained protesters had already been released.
the reason for the coup were apparently the months-long protests. Trigger price increases for food and other basic necessities. Since the oil-rich South of the country's 2011 independence, slipped the Sudan into a severe economic crisis.
What had begun in December as a spontaneous action, rapidly evolved into organized demonstrations in at least 35 cities, where opposition leaders demanded across the country for the resignation of al-Bashir. These refused, however, to date, to the grounds of the elections in the coming year, wait and see. In February, he called a state of emergency and appointed a new government.
The demonstrations came to a head since the weekend, thousands of people gathered daily to a sitting blockade in front of the Headquarters of the armed forces, which is also the residence of Al-Bashir. The security forces used some with live ammunition and killed one of the doctors Association alleged that at least 22 protesters.
Al-Bashir in 1989 by the Muslim brotherhood-backed coup to Power, and was from the beginning against political opponents. He is, according to Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the second in power in the Region, one that occurs in this month.