Sudan’s Sovereign Council agrees to form government led by civilian PM

Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan speaks after signing a political declaration with Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and reappointing him as prime minister in Khartoum, Sudan on November 21, 2021. (Xinhua /Mohamed Khidir)
Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan speaks after signing a political declaration with Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and reappointing him as prime minister in Khartoum, Sudan on November 21, 2021. (Xinhua /Mohamed Khidir)

Sudan’s ruling and military-dominated Transitional Sovereign Council has agreed to the formation of a government led by a civilian prime minister to complete the tasks of the ongoing transitional period.

In a statement, the council said it expressed readiness to make amendments to the constitution to adapt to the new developments and the conduction of free and fair elections in Sudan by the end of the transitional period.

The Sudanese and American sides stressed the inclusion of all Sudanese parties into a comprehensive round-table national dialogue involving all political and societal forces, excluding the dissolved National Congress Party, to reach a national consensus out of the current crisis, the statement added.

Sudan has been suffering a political crisis after Al-Burhan, who also serves as the general commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces, declared a coup in October 2021 and dissolved the Sovereign Council and the government led by former prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok.