Sudanese Barhan says the military will end politics after the 2023 elections


Khartoum — Sudanese troops will withdraw from politics after the upcoming elections in 2023, General Abdel Fatta Albahan told Reuters in an interview on Saturday that the retired former ruling party would play no role in the transition. Added.

Following a barhan-led military takeover in late October that overturned Sudan’s transition to civilian-led democracy, a contract to revive Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdock, who will lead the technical cabinet until the July 2023 election, is on November 21. It was established on the day.

“I don’t think any army, army, or security force will participate in politics when the government is elected. This is what we have agreed to, and this is a natural situation,” Barhan said. Mr. says.

The coup, which ended its partnership with private parties after the expulsion of Omar al-Bashir, caused international criticism after the detention of dozens of key officials and the crackdown on protesters.

Neighboring resistance committees and political parties demanded that the military immediately withdraw from politics and refused any compromises, including dealings with Hamdock. At least 44 people died during the demonstration, many of whom were killed in gunshot wounds by security forces, according to medical personnel.

“Investigations on victims of protests have begun to identify who did this … and punish criminals,” Barhan said, adding that security forces only dispersed non-peaceful protests.

Bashir has been imprisoned since he was overthrown on corruption and other charges. Along with several other Sudanese suspects, he has been wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes in Darfur.

The civilian government, which broke up in the coup, approved the delivery of Bashir, but the military has not yet agreed.

“We understand the appearance of (the suspect) in front of the judiciary or court as the International Criminal Court,” Barhan said. “We have continued to talk to the court about how victims behave correctly.”

Veterans of the Bashir era

In the aftermath of the coup, many civilian bureaucrats were dismissed or transferred and replaced by Bashir-era veterans in a decision Hamdock tried to cancel.

Mr Barhan said no party, including Bashir’s former ruling party, would be part of the interim government. “We will work together to ensure that the National Convention Party is not part of the transition in any way,” he said.

Sudan is on the verge of a serious economic crisis, but the influx of international financial support has begun to be felt before many were shut down after the coup.

Mr. Barhan said he hopes that support will be restored once the civilian government is established, and that the state will reinstate subsidies and print money to reform the reforms enacted in the last two years. It was shown that it would not be overturned.

Western nations and the African Union are opposed to the coup, but diplomats say Russia, which is trying to develop a naval base on the Red Sea coast of Sudan, is fostering relationships with military leaders. The base arrangements have not yet been finalized, Barhan said.

“We hope that the signing of this agreement will strengthen our relationship (with Russia),” he said. “Consultations are ongoing and we are working on an agreement until it is acceptable and legal.”

By Khalid Abdelaziz and Aidan Lewis