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Sudan: Hamdok did not agree to dissolve the Council of Ministers


AA / Khartoum

The Sudanese cabinet on Saturday denied reports of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s approval of the council’s dissolution, in light of escalating political tensions in the country.

This is what emerges from a statement released by the media office of the Sudanese prime minister, hours after the governor of the Sudanese region of Darfur, Minni Arko Minnawi, the president of the Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan , and the president of the Council of Ministers, Abdullah Hamdok, had agreed to the dissolution of the two councils.

The statement indeed explained that “information on Hamdok’s agreement to dissolve the Sudanese cabinet was imprecise.”

He indicated that “ the Prime Minister does not have the monopoly of the right to decide the fate of the transitional institutions, but he adheres to the points he raised in his speech of Friday, October 15 for a resolution of the crisis by through dialogue ”.

On October 15, Hamdok put forward 10 axes to get out of the political crisis, in particular “ the immediate end of all forms of escalation, the return to work in the institutions of the transition period, the absence of unilateral decision or step, and ending the state of division between the components of the forces of freedom and change. “

“Hamdok is continuing his contacts and meetings with various parts of the transitional authority and political forces, to discuss ways to deal with the political crisis in the country,” the statement added.

The Prime Minister met yesterday, Friday, the military component of the Sovereign Council, and representatives of the Central Council of the Forces for Freedom and Change, with the aim of protecting the process of civil democratic transition and the security of Sudan. “

Since August 21, 2019, Sudan has been going through a 53-month transition period which should end with elections at the start of 2024. During this period, power is shared between the army, civil forces and movements. armed forces who signed a peace agreement with the government on October 3, 2020.

Earlier on Saturday, the governor of the Sudanese region of Darfur, Minni Arko Minnawi, said that the chairman of the Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the chairman of the Council of Ministers, Abdullah Hamdok, had agreed to dissolve the two instances.

According to the correspondent of the Anadolu Agency (AA), the Sudanese army blocked all roads leading to the headquarters of the general command in the capital, Khartoum, with concrete barriers.

Since October 16, supporters of the “National Charter” movement (a component of the Forces for Change and Freedom) have been pursuing a sit-in in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum, demanding the dissolution of the transitional government and the expansion of the basis of political participation.

A few weeks ago, the tension escalated between the military and civilian components of the transitional authority, due to the accusation supported by the military leaders against the political (civilian) forces of only seeking their interests and to be responsible for the coups d’état in the country, after having foiled an attempted military coup on September 21.

* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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