Sudanese Army: New Government Formation Imminent
The Sudanese Army is close to forming a new government after it overthrew the government of Abdalla Hamdok, amid international calls for the return of a civilian government in Sudan.
The Sudanese Army, which is managing the country after it overthrew the civilian government, confirmed on Thursday that the formation of the new government is "imminent".
"We are considering all internal and external initiatives to serve the national interest," Sudan's state TV quoted Taher Abouhaga, the media advisor of General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, as saying.
Sources close to ousted PM Abdalla Hamdok had stated on Wednesday that the army is still negotiating with him to reach a deal that will have him reinstated.
The PM's office, however, published a statement on Facebook, asserting that all detainees be released and that all pre-October 25 constitutional institutions be restored -- two conditions that must be fulfilled before any dialogue can begin.
The new PM will be a technocrat
Al-Burhan had said earlier that the new PM and the members of the sovereignty council will be named within a week, clarifying that the PM will be a technocrat.
The US, UK, and Germany submitted a draft resolution on Sudan today to the UN Human Rights Council, demanding the restoration of the civilian government and strongly condemning the Sudanese Army's coup d'état.
Al-Burhan had announced a state of emergency on October 25th, and the dissolution of interim government institutions, while the government was dissolved and most ministers were arrested by the army.
Since these decisions were announced, the country, and especially the capital, have witnessed a wave of constant protests, with protestors closing streets and announcing civil unrest. Army forces violently suppressed the unrest, which resulted in 12 deaths and dozens of injuries.