Sudan’s top general has been sworn in as head of a military-civilian council that will run the country until elections are held.
State news agency SUNA reports that General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan took the oath Wednesday, followed by the other members of the 11-member Sovereign Council.
Prime minister-nominee Abdalla Hamdok is expected to be sworn in by the end of the day.
Burhan led a military council that seized power in April after the military ousted longtime president Omar al-Bashir, following mass protests against his 30-year rule.
The new council was set up under a power-sharing deal between military leaders and protesters who demanded a civilian-led government.
The military came under international pressure to reach a deal after security forces attacked protesters outside the Defense Ministry in early June, killing dozens.
Burhan is scheduled to lead the Sovereign Council for 21 months, followed by a civilian leader for the next 18.