A civilian president instead of an expanded sovereign council… the conditions of the military in Sudan

After she expressed Triple Mechanism (The United Nations, the African Union and IGAD) in Sudan hoped that the consultations between the civilian and military components would end within two weeks, some conditions demanded by the army leaders, in order to agree to the draft transitional constitution proposed by the country’s Bar Association, began to unfold.

Informed sources revealed that the army requested consensus on the civilian head of state It represents the Sovereignty Council and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces instead of an “Extended Council of Sovereignty”.

support forces

It also stipulated that the draft constitution stipulate that the Rapid Support Forces become part of the Armywith clarification of the practical steps for its integration into the armed forces, according to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

The military also objected to provisions in the constitution related to “transitional justice”, as they considered it to be a condemnation of them. However, according to the sources, they did not ask for any reassurances because “their presence in the military institution grants them immunity.”

UN envoy to Sudan Volker Peretz (AFP)

UN envoy to Sudan Volker Peretz (AFP)

Lawyers’ Constitution

The sources stated that the mechanism, after receiving the military’s observations, will begin designing the process of the negotiation stages, during which the military’s observations will be transmitted to the civilian party in order to express an opinion, and then return to the military with the civilians’ observations, until an acceptable consensus is reached on all contentious issues, in direct or indirect negotiations. directly, to present it at the conclusion of the process to the rest of the parties.

It is noteworthy that the past weeks witnessed an atmosphere of optimism about the imminence of a solution after more than a year of the political impasse that controlled the country, expressed by the UN envoy Volker Peretz, as well as the head of the Sovereignty Council and the commander of the armed forces, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, despite some statements The contradiction issued by some poles in the Forces for Freedom and Change, the main component in the civil opposition.

Sudan, which is one of the poorest countries in the world, has been mired since October 25, 2021, when the army imposed exceptional measures and dissolved the previous government, in political and economic stagnation, despite all international efforts to launch dialogue sessions that lead to a solution between civilians and the military.

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