Sudan’s Minister of Defence has announced that soldiers will be in charge of the country during a 2-year Transitional Period. He is quoted as saying:

The supreme committee decided to implement what was not in the mind of other people and for a transitional period of two years the armed forces will take power with the representation of the people to pave the way for the people.

According to CNN News, Bashir came to power in 1989 through a military coup against then Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi. He dissolved the government, political parties and trade unions, and declared himself chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council.

In 1990, Bashir survived a coup attempt and later ordered the execution of more than 30 army and police officers implicated in the failed takeover.BBC,CNN,AGENCIES