Sudan generals approve to civilians naming PM, head of state
Sudan's military leaders agree to civilian political forces naming a prime minister and head of state, as per General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
Following a meeting with the head of state General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo said that Sudan's military leaders agreed to civilian political forces naming a prime minister and head of state.
The statement added that military generals "would exit the political scene and focus fully on its duties as laid out in the constitution and the law" following the appointment of a civilian government, as per the statement.
Sudan's military seized power in an October coup, breaking a power-sharing agreement with civilian pro-democracy parties and plunging the country into political and economic chaos.
As mediation efforts failed, civilian groups have called for the military to completely exit politics.
Reuters reported that Burhan met with ambassadors from the United States, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, as well as the United Arab Emirates earlier this week to resolve the political crisis.
Some political groups, as well as General Dagalo, leader of the controversial Rapid Support Forces, have praised a draft constitution circulated by the Sudanese Bar Association in recent weeks.
Sudan's protest movement, led by so-called neighborhood resistance committees, has held weekly demonstrations since the coup, the most recent on Saturday in Bahri.