Abdalla Hamdok says that the deal he signed “opens the door wide enough to address all the challenges” that may arise during the transition
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok will be reinstated months after being placed under house arrest following a military coup.
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Also, government officials and politicians who have been arrested since the 25th of October takeover will be released.
Mr Hamdok will lead the new “technocratic” cabinet that will make decisions until elections are held.
However, because the new civilian government will be subject to military oversight, it is uncertain how much power it will have.
After a transitional period, power should be given over to an elected civilian government, according to a 14-clause deal.
The coup began more than two years after autocrat Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled Sudan for 20 years, was overthrown.
It has ended two days after at least 15 people were killed by live fire during anti-government demonstrations.
In the last several weeks, security forces have killed around 40 people during demonstrations.
Mr Hamdok stated that he agreed to the deal in order to avoid any further deaths.
“Sudanese blood is unique,” he said. “Let us put an end to the bloodshed and channel the energy of the youth into building and development.”
“The signing of this deal opens the door wide enough to address all the challenges of the transitional period,” he said during a signing ceremony broadcast on state television.
“By signing this declaration, we could lay a genuine foundation for the transitional period,” Sudan’s top general, Abdel Fattah Burhan, said.
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