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Abdalla Hamdok Sworn In as Sudan’s Prime Minister

HeadlineAug 22, 2019

Sudan’s military rulers have sworn in a new government as part of an agreement to bring civilian rule to the country after a popular uprising ended the 30-year reign of authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir earlier this year. Sudan’s sovereign council is composed of six civilians — two of them women — as well as five members of Sudan’s powerful military. Economist Abdalla Hamdok took the oath of office as prime minister. He was the favored choice of many pro-democracy activists whose protests toppled al-Bashir in April. Under a power-sharing agreement between protesters and the military, the sovereign council will govern Sudan for three years ahead of general elections scheduled for mid-2022.

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