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Sudan coup leader says he will leave government after transition

Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan shows no sign, so far, of reversing course.
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The leader of last month's military coup in Sudan said he will not remain in the government once the country’s planned transition to democracy is complete.

Since deposing Sudan’s interim prime minister and arresting more than a hundred government officials last month, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan has vowed to continue the country’s transition and hold nationwide elections on schedule in 2023.

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