In Sudan’s crisis state, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok has resigned surprisingly.  “I have decided to announce my resignation and P

On October 25, the military took power in the country of 44 million people. On November 21, Hamdok was reinstated as head of government. According to an agreement between Hamdok and the military ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Hamdok was allowed to form a cabinet with civilian representatives.

However, as the leader of the Sovereign Council, Al-Burhan headed the new interim government together with Hamdok. The Sovereign Council also includes representatives of the military who are accused of serious human rights abuses and corruption.

Political vacuum

Hamdok’s resignation puts Sudan in a political vacuum. It remained unclear on Sunday evening whether a civilian politician or a military representative would take over Hamdok’s post.

Sudan was ruled with a hard hand by Omar al-Bashir for almost 30 years. The long-term ruler was driven from office in April 2019 by months of mass protests and a military coup. The military and civil opposition then agreed on a transitional government that would pave the way for democratic elections in 2022.

In addition, extensive economic reforms were planned that would have caused the military to suffer significant economic losses. The military was also against the Hamdok-driven reappraisal of human rights violations.

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