A civil council, negotiations and draft transitional period. Sudan's movement at the crossroads


The coalition of "Declaration of the forces of freedom and change" revealed a draft proposal for the transitional period in Sudan, while expected to announce the leaders of the Sudanese protests today on the composition of a civilian body to govern the country, which includes in its population representatives of the military.

The draft proposal stated that the main task of the Transitional Authority is to end wars and armed conflicts, to realize the rights of the oppressed and to compensate the victims and those affected by the injustice of the former regime.

The draft stressed that the end of internal conflicts would require honest reviews and transitional arrangements designed to redress the damage caused by a long-term accumulation of injustice and treachery.

The draft explained that the first phase of the transitional period will focus on solving the economic distress suffocating. The coalition said recovery among the country's components would be a much longer process than the transitional period.

Civil Council
The gathering of Sudanese professionals is expected today to announce the names of members of the Transitional Civil Civic Council at a press conference in front of the headquarters of the General Command's sit-in.

The RCD confirmed that it would announce the details of the advanced efforts on other civil authorities, the names of which will be announced in succession.

A leader of the protest movement that the organizers of the protests agreed yesterday with the military council to "continue meetings" between the parties, to agree on a solution under which a civilian government will take power from the army.

A statement issued by the "Sudanese Professionals Gathering" said it would announce "the names chosen to assume the sovereign civil council that will carry out the sovereign functions of the state."

The Coalition had submitted its demands to the Military Council, which was set up by a civilian presidential council with military representation, a civilian government with executive powers, and a transitional civilian legislature.

The leaders of the protest asked the military junta to set time limits "so as not to go on," recalling that the military junta has conducted since the overthrow of Bashir two rounds of talks with the leaders of the protests.

"We have agreed to continue meetings to reach a solution that satisfies the parties, so that the transfer of power in accordance with peaceful arrangements," said Siddiq Yousef, a leader of the Coalition for Freedom and Change.

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The agreement was reached during a meeting Saturday evening between the military junta and five coalition leaders, which focused on the "transfer of power".

Yusuf did not say whether this agreement meant that the organizers of the protests postponed their unilateral step set on Sunday, which is to form a civilian body to govern the country.

The "Declaration of Freedom and Change" forces include the gathering of professionals, the Sudan Call, the National Consensus, the Federal Alliance Opposition and the Civil Society Forces.

The leaders of the protesters say the civil council will form a transitional government governing Sudan for four years, followed by elections.

A new coalition
On the other hand, announced in Khartoum a new coalition on behalf of the coalition of reform and development, composed of a number of forces and currents political and community.

The Secretary-General of the coalition Jamal al-Taher, during a press conference, called for a transitional government of one year, stressing the need to exclude all faces and leaders who managed the state in the previous period.

A group of parties and forces from eastern Sudan warned that change in the country would not lead to political, social and economic reconciliation.

The leader of the bloc, the head of the National Democratic Forum for Eastern Sudan, Faisal Yassin, told a news conference, a group of parties from a single stream, that it seeks to form Sudan in accordance with its vision in isolation from others.

He also accused the head of the National Front for Change in Sudan, Ghazi Salah Eddin Atabani, political forces to exercise exclusion against others, in reference to the "forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change."

The National Front for Change was formed in 2018 to prepare for the 2020 elections, before recent developments and protests that toppled the regime in Sudan, and some are part of the former regime.

ref: aljazeera