Sudan’s army chief rejects international calls for a new prime minister to be appointed

The President of the Sovereign Transitional Council and Chief of the Sudanese Army, Abdelfatá al Burhan, has rejected the demands of the “Troika” on Sudan and the European Union (EU) to appoint a new Prime Minister in accordance with the constitutional declaration, the right to nominate the civil coalition Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC).

Al Burhan’s spokesman, Al Taher Abú Haya, stressed that the current situation required “more than ever” a “consensus” and defended that “it is in nobody’s interest that the previous period should continue,” as he has summarized. the Sudanese state news agency SUNA.

Sudan’s army chief rejects international calls for a new prime minister to be appointed
Sudan’s army chief rejects international calls for a new prime minister to be appointed

“We welcome friends’ proposals, but the most important thing is a solution stemming from national will,” he argued after Al Burhan removed the FFC from the Sovereign Transitional Council and other organizations due to tension between civilian elements and the military had transitional agency staff after the October coup.

He has spoken out in favor of appointing a new prime minister “as soon as possible” to replace Abdullah Hamdok, who resigned on Monday in protest at the violent suppression of recent protests against the riots led by Al Burhan himself.

Abú Haya also stressed that the army and security forces are “cohesive” and “aware of the conspiracies against the homeland” before stressing that “they will protect the transition until a democratic civil state is achieved”.

The “Troika” for Sudan – made up of the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway – and the EU said Tuesday that there was an “urgent need” for the Sudanese leadership to step down after the “unconstitutional” seizure of power “by the Army.

With this in mind, they stressed the need for the parties “to work on the basis of the 2019 Constitutional Declaration to overcome the political crisis, to elect a new leadership and to establish clear timeframes for the remaining transitional tasks, including the legislature and judiciary, Establish accountability and prepare for elections. “

“Unilateral action to appoint a prime minister and a government would undermine the credibility of these institutions and throw the nation into conflict,” they warned before calling for a “Sudanese led and internationally supported” dialogue to address the situation.

“This dialogue must be comprehensive and representative,” they stressed, reiterating in a new warning to the army that “they will not support a prime minister or a government appointed without the participation of a wide range of civilian actors”. for his refusal to jointly address the crisis with the CTF.

Al Burhan advocated al Burhan on Monday, advocating the appointment of a prime minister to head a “government of technocrats” on Monday after Hamdok in protest at the deaths of protesters as a result of the repression of recent protests in the country.

Al Burhan, who led a coup in October 2021, pointed out that “a government of technocrats with specific tasks must be formed” and recognized that “at this historic moment in the country all Sudanese must agree”.

Upon his resignation, Hamdok reminded the army that the agreement signed in November for his reinstatement in office after his resignation during the coup included a commitment to avoid “bloodshed,” while complaining that the growing divide between civilians and the military was causing ” “Impaires” efficiency. and performance of the state. “

Although international pressure led to the agreement on Hamdok’s return to office, part of the executive branch and the coalition’s main civilian partners rejected it, accusing the now-former prime minister of negotiating with the coup plotters despite the repression and protests against the uprising.

The transitional authorities were established following an agreement between the previous military junta that emerged after the 2019 coup and various civil organizations and opposition political formations. This government had initiated a series of social and economic reforms and reached a peace agreement with key rebel groups in Darfur and other areas of the country.

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