Sudan PM Resigns Amid Political Deadlock

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Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation on Sunday amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country’s fragile transition to democratic rule. Hamdok, a former UN official seen as the civilian face of Sudan’s transitional government, had been reinstated as prime minister in November as part of an agreement with the military following the October coup.

In that time, he had failed to name a Cabinet and his resignation threw Sudan into political uncertainty amid uphill security and economic challenges. In a televised national address on Sunday, Hamdok called for a dialogue to agree on a “national charter” and to “draw a roadmap” to complete the transition to democracy in accordance with the 2019 constitutional document governing the transitional period.The prime minister said his efforts to bridge the widening gap and settle disputes among the political forces have failed.

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