Sudan’s coup leader appoints a transitional council with him as president

The head of the Sudanese army, Abdelfatá al Burhan, the main architect of the coup in October, announced this Thursday by decree the formation of a new transitional council in which he reserves the office of president, an important step in a political transformation that will lead to Lead new elections.

On October 25, Al Burhan announced the dissolution of the transitional government led by Abdullah Hamdok and the Transitional Sovereign Council under his leadership, as well as the repeal of several clauses in August 2019 following the overthrow of Omar Hasan. Constitutional declaration to al Bashir agreed in April.

The military chief, who has promised not to be part of the government after the transition is over, has made it clear that he wants to take the reins of this new process in hand, as reflected in the decree collected by the SUNA agency, and that more than a dozen members of the new council.

Sudan’s coup leader appoints a transitional council with him as president
Sudan’s coup leader appoints a transitional council with him as president

“Number two” on this body will be Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the leader of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary organization accused of crimes in the context of the war in Darfur and the killing of demonstrators. “Hemedti”, as he is popularly known, broke his silence this week to support the coup against Hamdok, who is still under house arrest.

“We are determined to hand over power to a competent civilian government and we promise to protect the transition from any interference that could damage it,” Al Burhan defended a few days ago, denying that what happened in October , could be viewed as a coup.

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