Home | News    Friday 12 July 2019

Sudan drafting committee fails again to finalize agreement on power-sharing

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

TMC deputy leader Hemetti shakes hand with opposition leaders after the agreement on Sudan transitional authority on 5 July 2019 (ST Photo)

July 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The drafting committee of the agreement on the power-sharing between the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) has failed to conclude its works; as the parties will resume talks on Saturday, said the mediators

The TMC and FFC on 5 July struck a deal on the last sticking point which is the composition the Sovereign Council, a collective head of state with mostly symbolic and ceremonial powers.

Accordingly, they formed a committee tasked with the drafting of the deal before to hand it over to the negotiating teams for endorsement and referring it to the Ethiopian and African mediators.

However, the mediation in the first hours of Friday morning held a short press briefing to announce for the second time that some differences persist between the two parties on Constitutional Declaration which determine the powers of the different organs of the transitional authority and that talks will resume on Saturday.

Opposition officials under the cover of anonymity told Sudan Tribune that the TMC members who attended the meeting seem reconsidered their previous positions and accepted almost all that was agreed but they are still sticking on some matters.

"They want to have exclusively the power to declare war and to also the second difference is over the formation of committees including the national security one," said an FFC official after the end of the meeting on Friday morning.

The other pending issue is that the military council wants parliament’s powers to be restricted to matters in relations with the transition.

"This means that the transitional parliament cannot bring any change to the existing legislation in term of freedoms and human rights in order to create a conducive environment before general elections. Also, it means they want to deprive the parliament of its revolutionary legitimacy," he stressed.

However, the source seemed optimistic and expressed hope that the agreement to be initialized on Saturday or Sunday.

In a TV interview earlier this week, the head of the transitional council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan disclosed that the army general when they took power and removed al-Bashir as result of the popular uprising they planned to keep power for two years before to organize new elections.

However, the continuation of the protests and the regional and international pressures forced them to reconsider their plans.

During the different rounds of talks, the Sudanese military officials have wanted that the national security to be a ’reserved domain’ of the army while the opposition insists that the government has to assume its full responsibility including the participation of the prime minister and other concerned officials in the national security committee.

Last June, the African Union’s Peace and Security Council demanded the resumption of talks between the Sudanese parties to establish a civilian-led Transitional Authority.

However, the Sudanese general believe they have to control the transitional process saying that its role is to protect the country and to prevent chaos.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


What federal system is suitable for South Sudan? 2019-11-12 11:06:55 By Dr Jacob K. Lupai* Introduction Federalism is seen as a constitutional arrangement for dividing power between different levels of government so that federated states, regions or provinces can (...)

Differences between Sudan government, SRF and FFC are the main issues of concern 2019-11-09 11:17:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As the proverb goes, the difference of opinion does not spoil amity and does not spoil the friendliness issue. On the other hand, mere differences of point of view and (...)

Can women make the world more peaceful? 2019-11-06 11:31:03 By Paulino Akoon Yel Dut A genuine comprehensive analysis shows that involving women in peacebuilding increases the probability that violence will end in an easy manner. Hence we should thank (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.