Sudan: new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok confirmed on August 20 - RFI
Soon a new Prime Minister in Sudan. His name was chosen Thursday, August 15 by the representatives of the protesters who came back this
By RFIPubliée 16-08-2019Modified 16-08-2019 at 02:32
Soon a new Prime Minister in Sudan. His name was chosen Thursday, August 15 by the representatives of the protesters who returned this prerogative. Abdalla Hamdok is his name must be confirmed Tuesday, August 20 by the Sovereign Council, the new transitional body.
The Alliance for Freedom and Change was chosen by a senior international official. A career economist, Abdalla Hamdok held the post of deputy secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa until last year.
It is clearly unanimous that he was appointed on Thursday to lead the future transitional government. A team in which civilians will occupy a prominent place since they should be 18 in number. Only two ministries will be in the reserved area of the military, the Defense and the Interior.
The choice of Abdalla Hamdok should be formalized next Tuesday. The last word comes back to the Sovereign Council, which must lead the transition. An organ to be formed this Sunday, August 18, the day after the signing ceremony of the global agreement setting the terms of transition and power sharing between civilians and military.
The agreement was found in recent weeks after eight months of a standoff that has claimed more than 250 victims in the ranks of the protesters. The agreement also provides for the creation of an " Independent Investigation Committee " to hold the perpetrators accountable.
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