Hamdok quits throwing Sudan’s political future deeper into uncertainty,

KHARTOUM, Jan 2 (Reuters) -Alyurae- Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday he was resigning, six weeks after returning to his post in a deal with military coup leaders he argued could save a transition toward democracy.

Hamdok, who had failed to name a government as protests continued against the military takeover in October, said a roundtable discussion was needed to produce a new agreement for Sudan’s political transition.

“I decided to give back the responsibility and announce my resignation as prime minister, and give a chance to another man or woman of this noble country to … help it pass through what’s left of the transitional period to a civilian democratic country,” Hamdok said in a televised address.

“The transitional government has faced enormous challenges, the most important of which is the distortion of the national economy, suffocating international isolation, corruption and debt that exceeded $60 billion, the deterioration of the civil service, education and health, and the abuse of the social fabric; and other difficulties facing the national process,” Hamdok said.

Hamdok said in his speech that his acceptance of the mandate for the post of prime minister in August 2019 was on the floor of a constitutional document and political consensus between the civilian and military components, but did not withstand the same degree of commitment and harmony that he began with

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“Furthermore, the rapid pace of divergence and division between the transition process is fragile and full of obstacles and challenges.”

“The people are the ultimate sovereign authority and the armed forces are the forces of this people that command them and preserve their security and safeguard their unity and territorial integrity, which is to and from them, and they must defend their objectives and principles, and the people must meet this with reverence, appreciation, respect and providing whenever it is necessary to rehabilitate and support their forces until the slogan “One Army is one people” is achieved, and then there will be no fear for the country’s future, security, future and civil democratic rule,” the sudanese prime minister said.

“Today’s major crisis at home is primarily a policy crisis, but it is gradually shifting and pivoting to all aspects of economic and social life, and on its way to becoming a comprehensive crisis,” Hamdok said.

The announcement throws Sudan’s political future even deeper into uncertainty, three years after the uprising that led to the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

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