Sudan: al-Burhan Announces Dissolution of the Sovereign Council, Government
After the events in Sudan today, the head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, declares a state of emergency in the country and dissolves the Sovereign Council and the government.
The head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency today and announced the dissolution of the Sovereign Council and the government.
Al-Burhan said in a statement that the army will continue the "democratic transition until power is handed over to an elected civilian government," noting that there's a need for the army to protect the security and safety of the country as stipulated in the constitution.
He added that the balanced government has shifted into a struggle between the transitional parties, stressing "their commitment to the signed international agreements."
Al-Burhan then announced the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council and the government, and called for elections in July 2023, adding that the directors-general in the ministries and states will manage the process until then, explaining that "an independent government will rule Sudan until the date of the elections."
He promised to create "a suitable environment for political parties" in preparation for the elections, while also announcing the suspension of work of an anti-corruption committee, confirming that a revolutionary youth parliament would form.
Al-Burhan stated that he was committed to the peace agreement signed with the rebel factions in Juba.
Earlier today, unidentified military forces have stormed Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's house, who is now under house arrest, with four Sudanese cabinet ministers and one civilian representative of the Sovereign Council also arrested in the early hours.
The rapid succession of events in Sudan prompted a series of responses from Arab and International countries and organizations.