About 6 weeks after his decision to dissolve the Sovereignty Council and the Council of Ministers and declare a state of emergency, Al-Burhan considered his decisions a way to “correct the course of the revolution” that overthrew former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
In an interview with the French Press Agency, General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan said that “the international community, including the African Union, is looking at what will happen in the coming days.”
“I think that there are positive indications that things will soon return (to the way they were). The formation of the civilian government will certainly restore things to normal,” he added.
On November 21, an agreement was signed with the civilian Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, who returned to his position after spending about a month under house arrest. He should present a ministerial lineup “all technocrats”, according to Al-Burhan.
Al-Burhan explained that the upcoming elections, the first free in a country that exceeded 30 years of Islamic military dictatorship in 2019, will be open to “all forces that participated” in the transitional phase, including the military and the Rapid Support Forces led by Lieutenant-General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.