Sudan's new Prime Minister to be appointed soon, al-Burhan says

13:13, 30 October 2021
Sudan's new Prime Minister to be appointed soon, al-Burhan says Photo: Anne Look/Global Look Press

The Sudanese general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan who took over the country via a coup this week has announced that the new Prime Minister for Sudan will be chosen soon adding that the appointed PM will be a technocrat, according to Sputnik News.

“The previous Prime Minister was elected through consensus between political and military forces. Now there are no political forces, so we have a patriotic duty to lead the people and help them in the transition period until elections are held. We will choose a prime minister who will belong to technocrats,” the top general said.

However, there has been no announcement of the candidates yet, according to the agency.

There is no certain date of the appointment of the Prime Minister and the Sovereign Council, but the general said it will happen within a couple of days or “within a week at the latest.”

Speaking upon the arrested and later freed former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, the general said he would wish to see him in politics, but the last word remains up to Hamdok, according to the Sputnik that interviewed Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

Earlier, former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok along with other ministers were arrested after the rebels led by al-Burhan seized the country. However, days after the ousted PM was released from detention and put under “heavy security” in his home while other ministers remained in custody and their location was unknown.

The coup triggered massive unrest in the country, so numerous people rushed to the streets to oppose the takeover. The protests led to injuries and chaos which the streets of Sudan were plunged into.