Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned on Sunday, less than two months after reaching a deal with the military to be reinstated into power and as clashes between pro-democracy demonstrators and security forces continue in the country.
Hamdok was ousted in a military coup in October and placed under house arrest. A month later, a deal was brokered for Hamdok to return to power. The October coup disrupted the country’s transition away from authoritarian rule under Omar al-Bashir, who was in power for 30 years before being removed in 2019.
However, the deal was highly criticized by pro-democracy demonstrators, with tens of thousands of Sudanese protesting the deal. Critics said the deal was insufficient and did not do enough do satisfy demands for a civilian-led government.
In a televised statement, Hamdok said he was resigning to give someone else “a chance” at leading Sudan, the BBC reported.