Turmoil in Tunisia and Sudan’s Transition

Osman Mirghani

Last week the Sudanese were very attentive to the developments in Tunisia as they consider it as the pioneering state in the uprisings against totalitarian regimes
The Tunisian President Kais Saied froze Parliament for a month and said he was taking over executive authority, promising that he would not turn into a dictator and rejected accusations he had staged a coup.

His actions appear to have widespread popular support in Tunisia, where years of misgovernance, corruption, political paralysis, and economic stagnation have been aggravated by a deadly surge in COVID-19 cases.

Even though Tunisia is not in the Sudanese geographical zone, but the Sudanese are following what is going on there because they feel that there is a similarity in the developments after the uprising against the totalitarian regimes.

Tunisia was subject to a political crisis that affected its economic security and health situations.

The politicians there were busy in political altercations without caring about imminent danger, and this is what is happening in Sudan right now as our country is witnessing a political crisis that resulted in economic collapse.

Nobody indeed wants the repetition of the Tunisia scenario in Sudan considering that it might lead to the abortion of our newborn democracy, but the issue is not only wished because the current crooked political conduct will lead to catastrophic results.
In Sudan, there is no parliament to be suspended because it is not yet born, and nobody can search for the Constitutional Court because there is no constitution as it was replaced by a defective constitutional document.

The Sudanese theatre is prepared for a similar scenario as Prime Minister Dr. Abdallah Hamdok admitted the existence of political, military, and civilian fragmentation.

It is not the responsibility of Hamdok alone nor the government, but it is the responsibility of all considering that we are facing the same fate.

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