Middle East

Sudan’s transition needs to be reset after the retirement of the private prime minister

The resignation of the Sudanese prime minister firmly returns the army to national rule, but faces angry people that hopes for democratic rule have receded again.
Analysts and diplomats say that unless a new path for transition and credible elections can be drawn, further instability is likely to occur inside and outside the Sudanese border.
After his government disbanded in a coup in October, Abdullah Hamdock saves a tentative power-sharing arrangement between the military and civilians struck after Omar al-Bashir’s overthrow in the 2019 uprising. I’m back for you. The dictatorial Bashir ruled Sudan for 30 years.
Hamdock departed from the country, separated from international financial support, shocked by frequent antimilitarist protests, and threatened by the resurgence of violence and evacuation in the western region of Darfur.
Sudanese mediators involved in Hamdock’s pre- and post-return talks said his efforts towards the transition had collapsed as he was unable to stop the withdrawal of promised support from several factions and violence against protesters. Said.
Most of the destroyed civilian coalitions that have agreed to share power under the 2019 Constitutional Declaration have publicly stated that they will not negotiate with the military.
“The only thing we have to tell them is to return to your barracks,” said a member of the local resistance committee in Khartoum.
It could build on the military’s appointment of loyalty to the new government, and the post-acquisition Bashir-era veterans nomination and partial rollback of Hamdock.
The mediator said, “unless civilians gather and meet the government, the military will nominate the government,” on condition of anonymity. “In the end, I think people will sit together and go back to the Constitutional Declaration to see how it can be adjusted.”
After the coup, the military said it wanted an election in 2023. It states that it is working on a transition to democracy.
However, hijacking has deepened the distrust of the military between civilian parties, and protests led by the Resistance Commission have always opposed any political role of the military.
A national rally crackdown on the coup killed nearly 60 people, arrested protesters, and heightened anger. Intelligence services are empowered to recover.
Western nations, which still retain some influence due to the suspension of billions of dollars in financial aid after the coup, are moving away from advancing their troops on their own.
They urged immediate dialogue on Tuesday, warning that no government would support it without the involvement of a wide range of private groups. They said the one-sided approach risked Sudan in a new conflict.
“The military is very concerned because they know that the country will not survive without financial support,” said one European diplomat. “If Sudan is imploded, it will have serious implications for many strategic issues,” he said, citing the instability of neighboring countries Ethiopia and Libya.
Sudan’s UN mission has offered to facilitate dialogue, but diplomats are uncertain how such negotiations will be shaped and may require the intervention of forces such as Saudi Arabia and the United States. It has said.
Ahmed Soliman, a researcher at Chatham House, a London-based think tank, said:
“To start reestablishing some trust, we need another arrangement, another political method.”
Some Western diplomats said it would seem more difficult than 2019 to reach an agreement to pave the way for democratic elections. However, the exit of Hamdock, a former UN employee building consensus, could pave the way for calculations.
“Some people considered Hamdock to remain in the post as a fig leaf. His resignation could allow for more substantive conversations between the international community. Congressional Research Service.
“It’s clear that an arbitration mechanism is needed. Hamdock couldn’t fill the gap.” — Reuters



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