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Darfur JEM proposal for an interim government after ICC charges against Sudan President


The Sudan Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)



- There can be no doubt that the ICC indictment of Albashir has created a new reality and political dynamics that have to be taken into account. The indictment erodes Albashir’s legitimacy as a President and destroys authority of his ruling party (NCP) which has colluded in his denial of genocides, war crimes and murder alleged in the indictment.
- The erosion of legitimacy of the current Sudanese government obligates all political parties and forces to intervene in a responsible way and prevent the country from sliding into chaos, anarchy and constitutional vacuum
- It is a duty of all to act courageously in order to preserve national, regional and international agreements that are crucial for maintaining peace and stability in the country.
- The current state of uncertainty and lack of legitimacy provide an environment conducive for escalation of ongoing corruption, lack of security, lawlessness and dictatorship
- In order to overcome these challenges and save the country from an eminent collapse and disintegration, JEM proposes an immediate formation of a transitional government of national unity (TGONU) with the following objectives:


1. Institution of rule of law and preservation of citizens rights

2. Preservation of unity of Sudan and its people

3. Putting an end to war, compensation of war victims and initiation of reconstruction of war affected areas

4. Institution of freedom and embarking on transition to democracy

5. Restoration of good international and neighbourly relations based on mutual interests

6. Implementation of fair division of power and wealth

7. Commitment to international conventions and cooperation with international organisations


1. To achieve national unity, protect national interests and institute peace and stability

2. To achieve just peace for Darfur and all other parts of Sudan

3. To repatriate IDPs and Refugees to their villages and compensate the victims

4. To conduct reliable and transparent national census

5. To conduct free, fair and observed general elections at the end of the Transitional Government

6. To implement of the CPA and guarantee its treatment as an agreement between the SPLM and the national government and not between the SPLM and the ruling party

7. To convene a conference of regions of Sudan to address issues of national identity, unions of regions of Sudan, system of governance and a new constitution


1. Affirmation of participation of all regions of Sudan, all political parties, trade unions and civic societies in the TGONU

2. Affirmation of full commitment to the CPA

3. Affirmation of freedom of speech, press and congregation and guarantee of opportunity for all to freely express and articulate their views and cultures

4. Affirmation of commitment to duration of the TGONU

5. Affirmation of effective participation of women in the political process and decision-making

6. Affirmation that the army, police, Security, judicial and civil service organs shall be neutral and nationally based.


- The Transitional Government (TGONU) shall rule for two years after which authority shall be handed over to a freely elected government


The TGONU shall be constituted of the following:

a. Presidency of the Republic

1. President of the Republic

2. Seven Vice Presidents with each presiding over his/her respective region

3. Advisors to the President

b. Council of Ministers

There shall be a Federal Executive body consisting of some Ministers and State Ministers, representing the whole of Sudan and all its regions and civic societies. In this Executive body, the south shall maintain all gains stipulated in the CPA.

C. Legislative body:

A Legislative organ shall be composed by agreement of all political forces and shall be representative of all political parties and Sudan regions. The south shall retain representation fully in tandem with the CPA.

Khartoum Region- the National Capital:

Khartoum shall be elevated to a region divided into three states: Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman. Khartoum region shall be governed in a way that reflects diversity and unity of Sudan.

Levels of Governance in the Sudan:

Four levels of governance shall prevail during the Transitional Period of TGONU:

1. Local level

2. State level

3. Regional level

4. Federal level

Each Region shall have its inclusive government with executive and legislative bodies in line of what currently prevails in the south.

Formation of the Seven Regions of Sudan:

Sudan shall be divided into seven regions: Northern Region, Central Region, Eastern Region, Southern Region, Khartoum Region, Kordofan Region and Darfur Region.

All current states in the country are to be retained in addition three new states in Khartoum Region.

Copy to:

- Security Council, United Nations
- African Union
- European Union
- Arab League
- Organisation of Islamic Congress
- Presidents of Neighbouring Countries
- Heads of Sudanese Political Parties
- Sudanese Civic Societies

Ahmed Tougd Lisan

Bureau for Political Affairs

July 15th 2008

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  • 25 July 2008 19:34, by malok

    Well, that is what you people of Darfur think, no doubt that you are lucky enough to rally world behind you for the war that you cliam to have killed 500,000 people from your region. Did you forget the wanton things that you had committed in the Southern Sudan during their war with muslims as you used to say! If that was your solution, what about CPA status? Now you call yourself as Africans, what is wrong of you being Arabs and that was the name you adored long time ago when we were being slain by you and your friends from Northern Sudan. Your proposal is a crab and you had know right to suggest the nature of government to be installed in Sudan, there are already two vice presidents, and you Darfurians have no ligitmate right to inflict the unity upon people of Sudan, chill out from that direction please. Thanks

    • 16 September 2008 09:19, by Siddig A. Gabbar

      First of all I am not a member of JEM,and I am not even a Darforian , but I think the comment above was unfare, because inspite that some of the leaders of JEM were participating in the INGHAZ gov. but that does not mean the Darforian people and JEM has not got a cause to talk about or to fight for , and more over they have every right to have a say in SudGov.
      Secondely , what so called CPA was borne as a cripled Duck , moving on one leg , and suerly it was not COMPERHENSIVE at all with regard to the whole nation inerrest.
      Best Regards,

      • 16 September 2008 14:47, by AbuFawaz

        ((what so called CPA was borne as a crippled Duck , moving on one leg , and surely it was not COMPREHENSIVE at all with regard to the whole nation interest.))

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