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A Dreadful Stalemate

Omer B. Abu Haraz

The prevailing dreadful stalemate in the governance of Sudan can only be resolved by a process of reset to the original date of April 11, 2019, when the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) aligned with the revolutionaries who staged the historical unprecedented sit-in around the Army’s H.Q. area.

A Reset Which:

  • Condemns the inhumane ruthless dispersal of the sit-in which claimed the lives of hundreds of youth martyrs, The condemnation should include the revealing of the findings of the investigation committee of Nabil Adib and handing over of the investigation report to the Attorney General to take the necessary legal actions against the perpetrators of killings just before a speedy trial. This will be the only step to appease the youth who pledged to continue their struggle of taking to the streets until the sit-in dispersal perpetrators are apprehended and tried for premeditated murder.
  • Releases all detained political leaders and Resistance Committees.
  • Revokes the Constitutional Document which was signed on August 12, 2019, by the Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) which is the major source of the stalemate.
  • Revokes all decrees issued in the coup of October 25th, 2022.
  • Finally, a reset which adopts a fair workable New Constitutional Document (NCD) to govern the new short transitional period of a maximum of two years leading to fair transparent general elections monitored by UNITAMS.

The NCD major articles to be:

  • Formation of a Transitional Military Council (TMC). The TMC should be a representation of all Army Units Commanders whose responsibility is safeguarding the country’s borders and citizens’ safety and security. The head of the TMC is the only President of the country in the Palace as a symbol and custodian of the country’s Sovereignty, without any executive authority in governance.
  • Formation of a cabinet of Ministers which members including the Prime Minister of non-partisan affiliation.
  • Revoking of the tracks annexed to Juba Peace Agreement (JPA).
  • Restructuring the country’s rule in six big regions should mean the ablution of the present 18 states. The 18 states established by the ousted regime led to the revival of ethnicity and tribalism and consequently the deadly armed confrontations, especially in Darfur.
  • The New Constitutional Document (NCD) should unequivocally stipulate the adoption of a fully democratic Presidential System of electing a President with specified authority and powers; plus a parliament of MPs should have specified powers so that the President and MPs can work in harness.
  • The two-year new transitional governance should be integrated by a Transitional Legislative Assembly which members selected by the Military Council and the Council of Ministers in consultation and approval of  RCs, political parties, the Association of Sudanese Professionals, and the Armed Struggle Factions.
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