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Vol 62 No 25

Published 16th December 2021


Hamdok wavers as his isolation grows

The prime minister's position looks increasingly untenable as reformers distance themselves from the deal with the generals

Having lost the support of the street and the main opposition groupings, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok faces some stark choices: appoint the ministers of his choice, triggering a confrontation with coup leader General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, or accept the new status quo of total military control. If Hamdok stands his ground on the ministers, he may choose to leave office rather than make more concessions to the military, we hear.

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