Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok affirmed that the national consensus will form a framework through which the transitional authority structures will be completed and their work will be monitored in order to achieve the priorities for the remainder of the transitional period, indicating that it will constitute a national framework to unify the ranks and establish a mechanism to form the government.
And he added in a post on his Facebook page today, Tuesday, that “since the signing of the political agreement on November 21, 2021, the transitional government has not been formed due to our knowledge that all political forces supporting the revolution and the civil democratic transition have engaged in a serious and deep dialogue in order to agree on a national charter and create a broad front. To achieve and fortify a democratic civil transition.
He also clarified that “this national consensus will constitute a national framework to unify the ranks and establish a mechanism to form a government of national competencies, in addition to completing the structures of the transitional authority and monitoring its work, in order to achieve the priorities of the remainder of the transitional period.”
He indicated that this is represented in “implementing the Juba Peace Agreement and completing the peace process, achieving stability and economic recovery, strengthening the security situation, and completing the democratic transition process through free and fair elections.”
Hamdok’s statements came after a number of political forces handed him a preliminary document yesterday evening, according to what Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath correspondent reported.
The political declaration document submitted by the Forces of Freedom and Change – the Central Council, and national figures, which Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath reviewed, included 13 items.
The most prominent of these items centered on the amended constitutional document in 2020, which stipulated the political agreement to be the reference for the transitional period.
It also called for support for the transitional independent government that Hamdok will choose.
Abdullah Hamdouk and Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan after signing the political agreement in Khartoum (AFP)
He also called for restructuring the Sovereignty Council, reducing its members to 6, and keeping the peace partners’ share in accordance with the Juba Agreement.
He called for stopping violations, lifting the state of emergency and expediting the formation of commissions.
In addition, the declaration stipulated the exclusion of the National Congress Party (the ruling party during the era of ousted President Omar al-Bashir) from participating in the government.
He stressed adherence to the proportions established in the constitutional document on the formation of the Legislative Council, calling for the establishment of a four-way mechanism to start consultations.
It is noteworthy that the political declaration includes compatibility between Freedom and Change (the wing of the Central Council), the military component, the peace partners and the resistance committees without exceeding the provisions of the constitutional document.
Hamdok and Al-Burhan during the signing ceremony of the political agreement in Khartoum (AFP)
Hamdok Al-Burhan Agreement
It is noteworthy that Hamdok and Al-Burhan signed on November 21 a political agreement that re-established the partnership between the civil and military components, after it had been shaken by the exceptional measures imposed by the military forces on last October 25, according to which the government and the former Sovereignty Council were dissolved, suspended the constitutional document, and imposed a state of affairs. Emergency.
However, this agreement opened the door for several criticisms against the prime minister, and made him lose part of his base or civil incubator, especially from the forces of freedom and change, which announced their rejection of him.
However, several recent efforts have taken place behind the scenes to expand it, and this was previously alluded to by the army chief himself, speaking of a new or modified political agreement that will soon see the light of day, including a number of political parties in the country.