Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, has initiated a campaign against civilians in the political partnership ruling the North African state through its transition period.
Burhan rejected the idea of continuing cooperation with civilians under what he labeled as the “old” partnership framework. Calling for the dissolution of the government headed by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, al-Burhan underlined the necessity for assembling a new cabinet with broader participation and ensuring the resolving of the current political deadlock and overcoming the national legislative crisis.
After a few days of relative calm between civil and military ruling authorities in Sudan, tensions returned to the scene as the military disregarded Hamdok’s efforts to get the country out of the impasse it had been experiencing since the failed coup attempt last month.
The foiled insurgency had resulted in an “undeclared freeze” of mechanisms in the partnership between the two ruling authorities.
According to certain news channels, al-Burhan told soldiers at Khartoum’s Bahri Military District that any political solution for Sudan needs to first start with “dissolving the current government and expanding the overall political base of the parties participating in the transition government.”
Al-Burhan also called for the formation of a legislative council that represents all the people, while excluding the National Congress, which was the ruling party under the ousted regime of Omar al-Bashir.
Sudan has been experiencing a political crisis between the civilian and military partners of the transitional phase. This crisis was triggered by a failed coup attempt organized by officers in the armed forces on September 21.