The head of the Sudanese government, Abdalla Hamduk, will regain power under an agreement between politicians and the junta. After the military coup of October 25, the prime minister was arrested. Now he will head the technical government.
The agreement between the junta and political groups, including the moderate Islamic Umma Party (Party of the People) – the largest group in the country – was negotiated through mediation between the US and the United Nations.
Already on Sunday, the council that took power in Sudan, set up by the military leader of the coup, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, will meet in an extraordinary manner to determine the details of implementing the arrangements made with the opposition. At that time, an agreement on this issue is also to be finally signed.
However, it is unclear how much power the junta is going to hand over to the Reuters news agency, and General al-Burhan has not yet commented on the reinstatement of Hamduk as head of government.
More protests are announced
Opponents of the military authorities regularly protested against the junta since she overthrew the government at the end of Octoberand, according to Sudanese doctors, at least 15 demonstrators were killed in clashes with the security forces.
Further protests are scheduled for Sunday. Despite the announcement of the results of the agreement under which Hamduk will be prime minister again, activists have announced that they will not give up on Sunday’s march and are not interested in political deals concluded by the military government.
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