The forces of freedom and change in Sudan announced the agreement of their structures on the assumption of the economic expert Abdullah Hamdouk as prime minister in the transitional government.

Informed sources told Al Jazeera Net, it is scheduled to complete the nominations of freedom and change to the membership of the sovereign council on Friday morning, while the nominations have been completed by the military side of the Council.

General Abdul Fattah Al Burhan, Mohamed Hamdan Daqlo (Humaidty), Salah Abdel Khalek, Yasser Al Atta and Shamsuddin Kabbashi were also agreed upon, while the defense portfolio is expected to be assigned to General Jamal Omar.

For his part, the Association of Sudanese Professionals announced in a statement on Thursday that the structures of the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change for the formation of the transitional authority agreed to take Dr. Hamdouk as prime minister for the transitional period of three years and three months.

Abdullah Hamdouk is one of the most prominent figures in the media to run for prime minister in the transitional government. He holds a doctorate in economics from the School of Economic Studies at the University of Manchester.

In recent years, he has served as Secretary-General of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and as an economist in the field of public sector reform and governance in Sudan.

The nomination was the first step towards a transitional government after the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir in April following months of unrest.