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Burhan says talks on Sudan’s new political framework are ongoing

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Sudanese military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan confirmed on Sunday that talks on a new political framework for the country were underway, but he warned the former ruling party in harsh terms not to interfere with the army or politics.

Burhan, head of the country’s Sovereign Council, led a coup a year ago that halted the country’s transition to elections after Omar al-Bashir was ousted after three decades of rule.

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Reuters reported on Friday that the military had compiled its views on a draft constitution, paving the way for steps toward a new deal with the country’s political parties.

Speaking to soldiers at a military base north of Khartoum, Burhan confirmed talks were underway.

“We will join everyone who wants to save this country,” he said, adding that he would not accept anything that leads to the breakup of the army.

Since the coup, members of Bashir’s banned National Congress Party have made a comeback in public life and public service. Analysts say the military allowed this as a way to build a new political and bureaucratic base.

On Sunday, however, Burhan denied that the army supported Bashir’s National Congress Party.

“We are warning those who want to hide behind the army, especially the National Congress Party and the Islamist Movement,” he said.

“Go away, 30 years is enough, give people a chance,” he later added. “Don’t hold out hope that the army will bring you
return.”

“All those who were part of the organization that led to the overthrow of the regime in 2019 have the legitimate right for us
stand with them to complete this period of transition to elections,” Burhan said, adding that other political groups have
also been included to increase consensus.

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