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Sudan .. Aborted coup attempt and deliver the agreement document soon

2019-07-12T02:03:41.877Z


The text of the final agreement on transitional arrangements in Sudan will soon be handed over to the forces of freedom and change and the military council by the Ethiopian mediator, while the council announced arrests on the back of a coup attempt.

Sources told the island that the African Union will oversee the signing ceremony of the agreement on Sunday in the presence of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abe Ahmed.

This comes at a time when the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa began informal preparatory meetings between the delegation of the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change and prominent leaders of the Revolutionary Front and other armed movements in Sudan to discuss the chances of peace and democratic transformation in the country.

A well-informed source told Al-Jazeera Net that three fundamental issues stand in the way of completing the legal drafting of the agreement, first and foremost with respect to the 11 member of the Council of Sovereignty, where the military insists on being a civilian with a military background. The parties.

According to the agreement, the Sovereign Council is composed of 11 members, five of whom are called the Military Council, 5 are freedom and change forces, and the two are to agree on the 11 member.

At the level of the members of the Prime Minister, another dispute has arisen between the parties to the agreement is that the military wants the agreement to stipulate that the candidates should be "independent national competencies." In contrast, the Alliance of Revolutionary Forces wants the text to be "national competencies".

On the 300-seat Legislative Council, the same source said that the military hoped the document would provide that the council would only be censored by stripping it of the right to enact laws, while the freedom and change forces wanted a full-fledged parliament, including the right to legislate.

The source points out that the military has a high degree of tension with the Legislative Council, especially with respect to the freedom and change forces (67%) compared to 33% for the rest of the other forces.

As for the structure of the regular forces, the source says that both parties agree that any restructuring will be carried out by an elected government, but the forces of freedom and change demand the structure of the security and intelligence apparatus during the transitional period.

He adds that the forces of freedom and change also hold that the chamber of the two chambers of sovereignty and ministers take over the task of enacting legislation until the formation of the Legislative Council after three months to avoid any vacuum, while the military do not tend to this option.

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In the meantime, the Transitional Military Council in Sudan announced the arrest of a number of officers in the army and security services on the background of planning a coup attempt.

The head of the security and defense committee in the military council, General Jamal al-Din Omar, said that the coup attempt was monitored and thwarted. The number of those involved is about 20 officers and noncommissioned officers, and that a number of them have been arrested.

Earlier this month, Sudan's military junta said it had foiled more than a planned coup against it.

"There are two different groups currently in custody, one of them is composed of five members and the other has more than 12 people," spokesman Shams al-Din Kabbashi told a news conference.

Source: aljazeera

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