On Wednesday, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok stated that his political deal with the head of the ruling military council allows the restoration of the country’s democratic transition.
The agreement announced on Sunday between Hamdok and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, stipulates 14 points, including the return of Hamdok as prime minister, formation of a qualified professionals’ (technocratic) government, the release of political prisoners, and a pledge to jointly continue the nation’s democratic path.
Hamdok said he “was not hesitant to sign the political agreement because it allows the restoration of the civilian and democratic transition,” in an interview with the private Sudania 24 TV.
He also pointed to the importance to “complete the constitutional and national merit, conduct elections … to continue the economic reform and achieve peace.”
Hamdok said the agreement was also to stop bloodshed and “to preserve the gains of the last two years.”
According to Sudan’s Doctors Committee, Sudan witnessed mass rallies and protests that caused the death of 42 civilians, following al-Burhan measures that deposed Hamdok’s government on October 25.
Sudan was administered by a sovereignty council of military and civilian officials prior to the military takeover, which was overseeing the transition period until elections in 2023 as part of a precarious power-sharing pact between the military and the coalition of the Forces of Freedom and Change.