On Monday, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, head of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council announced that an independent national government will be formed and tasked with governing the state until the date of the elections, scheduled to take place in July 2023.
In his televised speech, Al-Burhan added “We will work to form a parliament from the youth of the revolution in Sudan.”
He also said that infighting between various political factions and incitement to violence forced the military to act, and promised that Sudan will hold elections in July 2023.
“I declare a state of emergency throughout the country… as well as the dissolution of the Sovereign Council and the Cabinet of Ministers,” al-Burhan noted, adding that some aspects of the constitutional declaration which have been in force since 2019 are now terminated.
The council head also said that developments in Sudan threatened national security.
According to him, the military will continue democratic transition until power is handed over to a civilian government.