The dead end in Sudan..the army is still looking for a prime minister and the gathering of professionals announces the escalation

The political crisis in Sudan is still stagnant, amid conflicting reports of the failure of international and local efforts to return Abdullah Hamdok to head the government again after army commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved all the institutions of the transitional authority on October 25.

At the same time, the Sudanese Professionals Association announced a political statement in which it drew a map of escalation, rejecting the decisions of the army, and calling for a purely civilian government.

According to Al Jazeera Net’s follow-up, the current authority failed to obtain the approval of some of the names nominated by circles close to it to take over the prime ministership.

The failure of these efforts comes after Hamdok stressed to all external and internal initiatives that his return to his position is conditional on a return to the transitional path, that is, before the recent decisions of Al-Burhan.

Al-Jazeera sources report that some candidates for prime minister advised to continue negotiations with Hamdok to complete the remaining files of the transitional period, as he enjoys broad international and local support.

Hamdok set several conditions, foremost of which is the release of all detainees from his government and others, in addition to acknowledging that the measures taken by the army chief are a coup against the transitional authority and a return to before October 25 last.

But the leader of the Justice and Equality Movement, Dr. Suleiman Sandal, told Al Jazeera Net, that talking about the failure of negotiations for Hamdok’s return to head the government is still early, stressing that efforts are still being made in this regard until this moment.

And press statements by sources close to the isolated government said that negotiations with Hamdok failed after the army rejected the transitional path.

faltering attempts

In his first statement, the commander of the Sudanese army, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, announced his intention to form a government and complete the commissions of the transitional phase before the end of last month.

The move was postponed in light of the efforts made to resolve the political crisis and the return of the transition process to its previous status.

Sources told Al Jazeera Net that attempts to form the Sovereignty Council are still faltering, with speculations that a number of members of the former council will refuse to return again.

The resistance committees still describe Al-Burhan’s actions as a coup and continue their protest programme.

Some political parties and organizations began to arrange their conditions for a new situation, while the Sudanese Professionals Association announced an escalating program to confront the “coup”.

A statement by the assembly stressed that there is no participation, no negotiation or dialogue with the military component. He demanded the dissolution of “military militias, including the Rapid Support Forces, or their inclusion in the Sudanese army.”

As for the leader of the “University Professors’ Gathering”, Dr. Farah Saleh, he told Al Jazeera Net that the gathering of professionals since the beginning of the “coup” has not been in contact with the military component nor with freedom and change.

He added that the agreed vision of the assembly is to activate the peaceful resistance by mobilizing the street and the million processions, considering that negotiation with the existing authority is rejected as an extension of the security committee of ousted President Omar al-Bashir. He said that the gathering of professionals will seek to form a purely civilian government to which all state institutions are subject.

The Association of Professionals developed a program of revolutionary escalation, starting from Saturday, to close the main streets in the capital, Khartoum, with checkpoints, and to implement the civil disobedience program on Sunday and Monday.

About 20 professional associations affiliated with the professional association announced their commitment not to work during the specified days.

Millions of demonstrations

The assembly set November 17 as the date for a million-strong demonstration, which coincides with the handover of the presidency of the Sovereignty Council to civilians in accordance with the constitutional document, some of its articles were suspended under the recent decisions of Al-Burhan and its dissolution of the Sovereignty Council.

But Saleh said that there is another million demonstration that precedes the 17th of November, which will be determined later.

He added that the civil disobedience program will continue according to the set schedules during the coming weeks until the announcement of the comprehensive civil disobedience in which everyone will stop working until their demands are met, the night demonstrations continue in the neighborhoods and the closure of the streets, while avoiding friction with the security forces that dispersed today a protest pause for the Teachers Committee in front of the Ministry Education in the center of Khartoum.

The pressures that the current authority faces, both internally and externally, to return to the path of democratic transition limit its ability to take steps to form a government and complete the commissions.

US legislators have pledged to introduce a draft resolution to Congress to impose individual sanctions on the participants in the “coup” on the transitional phase, which would re-shed the sword of sanctions once again on Sudan.

Observers say that this step requires recalculating the current rulers, or returning Sudan to the era of totalitarianism and paralyzing the movement of state leaders, as it was during the era of the regime of ousted President Omar al-Bashir.

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