- More than half (55%) of Sudanese prefer democracy to any other form of government
- Seven in 10 (70%) reject one-party rule, but opposition to military rule (50%) and oneman rule (57%) is considerably weaker
- Only two in 10 (22%) consider Sudan “a full democracy” or “a democracy with minor problems” (Figure 3). o And six in 10 (62%) say they are not satisfied with the way democracy is working in the country (Figure 4). o Only two in 10 citizens (20%) believe that the country has become more democratic over the past five years (Figure 5). o And only 30% are optimistic that the country will be more democratic in five years’ time.
A majority of Sudanese reject one-party rule and other non-democratic regimes, the most recent Afrobarometer survey shows. But they are also dissatisfied with the way their democracy is working.
Findings from the national survey in late 2022 show that more than half of Sudanese prefer democracy to any other form of government and reject one party and one-man rule. Half are opposed to military rule, while 43% approve of government by the military.
But most citizens are also dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in the country. Few think the country has become more democratic over the past five years, or expect it to become more democratic in five years’ time.