The Head of Sudan’s Military Council has step down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amidst protests.

Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf announced his decision on state television, naming as his successor Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan.

The Army has said it will stay in power for two years, followed by elections. But protest leaders say they will not leave the streets until the military hands over to a civilian government.

Bashir’s downfall followed months of unrest that began in December 2018 over rising prices of goods and food stuff like bread.

Ibn Auf was Head of military intelligence during the Darfur conflict in the 2000s. The US imposed sanctions on him in 2007.

The new man in charge is also a top military figure, but it was reported that his record is cleaner than other Sudanese generals. He is also said to have met with protesters to hear their views.