The agreement was described as a step forward by the spokesman for the secretary general of the UN, Stéphane Dujarric, following violent clashes in Khartoun between security forces and protesters who describe Hamduk as an apostate and demand the return of the military to the barracks.
The head of government was deposed at the end of October by a military coup led by General al-Burhan, who considered removing the government, dissolving the Transitional Council, forming a new one with predominance of the military and decreeing a state of emergency all over the country a rectifying move.
Violent popular protests forced General al-Burhan to accept Hamduk’s return to the head of the cabinet, but the Forces for Freedom and Change coalition criticized the agreement and called for holding new street demonstrations, which lasted until last Tuesday.
The Forces for Freedom and Change are made up of six entities: the Communist and National Umma parties, the Professionals Association, the Unionist Alliance, the Sudan Liberation Movement, and the Resistance Committees.
The UN representative in Sudan, Volker Perthes, revealed for his part via social networks that he met with al-Burhan and clarified that his agreement with Hamduk is not considered a return to constitutional order.