The Sudan Declaration of Freedom and Change has announced its five candidates for membership of the sovereign council. It is expected to announce today the full composition of the council that will govern Sudan in the three-year transitional period that ends with elections.
Reuters quoted a source in the forces of freedom and change that the choice of Aisha Musa and Siddique Tower and Mohammed al-Faki and Suleiman Hassan Sheikh Idris and Taha Osman Ishaq, to be civilian members of the Sovereignty Council, who will be sworn in before the Chief Justice today.
According to Al-Jazeera sources, the forces of freedom and change support the nomination of a Christian figure to take the eleventh seat of the Council. The power-sharing agreement signed on Saturday between the Transitional Military Council and the Freedom and Change Forces stipulates that the Sovereignty Council shall be composed of five civilian members, like the military, The two sides are the eleventh member.
The military council had decided and chose its candidates for the Sovereign Council, namely Abdel Fattah El Burhan, Mohammed Hamdan Humaidti, Yasser Al Atta, Shamsuddin Al Kabbashi and Salah Abdul Khaliq.
Decree of proof
The Chairman of the Military Council Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan will issue a decree today to dissolve the Military Council and to announce the formation of the Sovereign Council.
According to the power-sharing agreement, the Sovereign Council will appoint the new prime minister on the nomination of the forces of freedom and change, which has chosen economist Abdullah Hamdouk to form the next Sudanese government.
The agreement also includes the formation of a 300-member Legislative Council that will function during the transitional period.
Under the agreed dates between the junta and the Forces for Freedom and Change, the prime minister will form his government within a maximum of one week. The first formal meeting between the Sovereign Council and the Council of Ministers will be held on September 1.
The military council and the forces of freedom and change yesterday signed a so-called historic agreement paving the way for a peaceful transfer of power and the establishment of a civilian state, amid a great festive atmosphere across the country.
The chairman of the junta described the signing as "our nation's historic victory day" and said to the Sudanese: "Your armed forces will make precious and precious efforts to protect the Sudanese people and make the transition to democratic rule."
Meanwhile, the leader of the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change, Mohammed Naji al-Asam, in a long speech, called on the members of the military council to "fold together chronic pages of the repugnant dictatorship" under ousted President Omar al-Bashir and "establish together a sustainable democracy" in Sudan.
|Representative of the Forces for Freedom and Change and Chairman of the Military Council celebrate following the signing yesterday of the Constitutional Document (Anatolia)|
It is noteworthy that the military council and the forces of freedom and change signed on July 17 the political declaration document, which endorses the structures of power in the transitional phase, namely: the Council of Sovereignty, the Council of Ministers, and the Legislative Council.
Subsequently, on August 4, the two parties initialed the Constitutional Declaration document and agreed on a timetable for a 39-month transition in which they would share power and end with elections.
The Sudanese hope the deal will end unrest in the country since the army leadership ousted Omar al-Bashir from the presidency on April 11, under the weight of popular protests since the end of last year demanding the overthrow of the regime.