Economist Hamdok to be appointed Sudan’s new PM

KHARTOUM, Former United Nations economist Abdullah Hamdok has been chosen as Sudan’s new prime minister, the interim ruling Transitional Military Council said on Saturday.

Hamdok, a candidate selected by the protester-led Forces of Freedom and Change, will be appointed on Tuesday as the first civilian prime minister in 30 years.

He will replace Omar Al-Bashir, who was ousted in April after angry nationwide protests, which began in December 2018.

Hamdok’s appointment will be followed by the announcement of a newly-formed cabinet on August 28.

This comes after a landmark transitional power-sharing agreement earlier signed between the ruling military and the protesters.

The deal, dubbed the Constitutional Declaration, will witness the formation of a ‘Sovereign Council’, which will be evenly distributed between civilian and military members but led by army general Abdelfattah Al-Burhan in its initial 21 months.

Source: Kuwait News Agency