U.N. launches Sudanese political process to end post-coup crisis

U.N. launches Sudanese political process to end post-coup crisis

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Khartoum, January 8: The United Nations said on Saturday that it would invite Sudanese military leaders, political parties and other groups to participate in a “political process” aimed at ending the crisis triggered by the October coup.

In the weeks following the successful coup, the United Nations mediated to reinstate Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, but his resignation last week deepened the concerns surrounding the political future of Sudan and the transition to the elections scheduled for 2023. Uncertainty.

Community resistance committees, political parties and other democratic groups carried out continuous protests under the slogan of “no negotiation”, and the suppression by security forces resulted in at least 60 deaths.

Analysts and diplomats say that unless a new transition route and credible elections can be drawn up, there may be more instability inside and outside Sudan.

“All the measures taken so far have not succeeded in resuming this process of transformation,” the UN Special Representative Volker Porters said in a statement announcing the launch of the UN-driven process.

“… Repeated violence against basically peaceful protesters will only deepen mistrust among all political parties in Sudan,” he added.

The UN statement stated that the Sudanese army, armed movements, political parties, civil society and resistance committees will be invited to participate.

“All measures taken to date have not succeeded in restoring the course of this transformation,” U.N. Special Representative Volker Perthes said in a statement announcing the launch of the U.N.-facilitated process.

“The … repeated violence against largely peaceful protesters has only served to deepen the mistrust among all political parties in Sudan,” he added.

Sudan’s military, armed movements, political parties, civil society and resistance committees will be invited to participate, the U.N. statement said.

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