Sudan Military to Reinstate Ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

Sudan Military to Reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

The head of Sudan’s Umma Party Fadlallah Burma Nasir says Sudan’s military has agreed to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok following an agreement reached between the military and civilian political parties.

Nasir said as part of the deal, Hamdok will form an independent cabinet of technocrats and all political detainees will be released.

A team of mediators, including academics, journalists and politicians had been attempting to reach a deal since the political impasse happened.

A deal was finally reached late on Saturday, nearly a month after General Abdel-Fattah Burhan took down the transitional government led by Prime Minister Hamdok and detained its leaders. The general had previously deposed autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019.

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General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan's ruling military council
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s ruling military council agrees to Reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

Apart from releasing all political detainees, Hamdok’s position as prime minister will be restored with full resumption of the constitutional, legal and political framework governing the transitional period.

Burhan has referred to the military putsch as a step “to rectify the transition” and not “a coup.” However, he did announce a new ruling council earlier this month, in which he retained his position as the leader. The council also included a paramilitary commander, three senior military figures, three ex-rebel leaders and one civilian.
The coup was widely condemned by civil liberties groups and international observers.
Security forces had to confront tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets in the capital Khartoum and Sudan’s most populous city Omdurman.

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