On Sunday, almost a month after the country’s military coup, Sudanese General Abdal Fattah Burhan signed an agreement with incumbent Prime Minister Abdal Hamduk to resume the transition to civilian rule.
Protesters during a protest in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on November 21, 2021
This 14-point agreement, signed at the presidential palace in the metropolis of Khartoum, provides for the re-appointment of Hamduk as prime minister and the release of civilian leaders.
Burhán said in a televised speech that Hamdúk would lead an independent technocratic cabinet in holding new elections. However, it is not clear what power this government will have, as it will still be under military surveillance.
A group of Sudanese mediators, including politicians, academics and journalists, have held talks in recent weeks aimed at resolving the country’s crisis. The main points of the agreement reached include the return of Hamdúk to office, the release of all detainees, as well as the restoration of the constitutional, legal and political consensus governing the transitional period.
A military coup in Sudan took place on October 25, when General Abdal Fattah Burhan overthrew the government, detained the country’s civilian leadership and declared a state of emergency in the country.
Sudan / Abdal Fattáh Burhán / General Abdal Fattah Burhan
Burhan’s actions provoked a sharp reaction from the West and street protests in his own country, whose participants demanded the restoration of civilian rule and a return to democratic transformation in the country. At least 40 people have lost their lives in the violence that erupted in Sudan after the coup.
Protesters’ hopes that the army would retreat were dashed last week on Thursday when Burhan was appointed head of the new ruling Sovereign Council, the country’s collective head of state. Burhan has thus de facto excluded the main civilian political bloc from the power – the Force for Freedom and Change.
The Burhana move has provoked further criticism from the West and regional organizations, which have immediately condemned the military coup itself, the illegal detention of the prime minister, several ministers, pro-democracy leaders and other civil society.Read more The bloodiest day since the coup: Sudanese security forces shot dead 15 protesters
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