Digital Desk, Khartoum. Sudanese Armed Forces General Commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and ousted Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok signed a political declaration on Sunday that calls for the reappointment of Hamdok as prime minister. The signing ceremony of the declaration was broadcast live on Sudan’s official TV, Xinhua news agency reported.
The declaration included 14 items notably the reappointment of Hamdok as prime minister, the release of political prisoners, the completion of transitional period institutions, and the killing of civilians, considering the constitutional document as the constitutional reference for the transitional period. and check for injury.
It also provided for Hamdok to be appointed to select a civilian government from independent civil competencies. The Declaration specified the task of the Sovereignty Council to oversee the transitional period without interfering with the executive functions of the government. Al-Burhan addressed at the signing ceremony that the political declaration is the de facto basis for the transitional period, vowing to complete the course of the transition until free and fair elections are reached.
Hamdok, for his part, urged political forces to work together to overcome difficulties, saying we need to unite the forces of the people to build a solid democratic system. Sudan is suffering from a political crisis after al-Burhan declared a state of emergency on 25 October and dissolved the sovereign council and cabinet. On 11 November, al-Burhan issued a constitutional decree creating a Transitional Sovereign Council with himself designated as the council’s chairman.
The result has been massive demonstrations in the capital Khartoum and other cities in disapproval of the army commander’s measures. A civil-military transitional authority was established in Sudan following the overthrow of the government of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on April 11, 2019.