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Sudan’s opposition proposes to form lean gov’t with significant women’s participation in parliament

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April 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Freedom and Changes forces have proposed to form a lean government to lead the country during the four-year transition period and to give women at least 40% of an appointed parliament.

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Sadiq al Mahdi, Farouk Abu Issa and Minni Minnawi join hands after the signing of the Sudan Call in Addis Ababa on 3 December 2014 (ST)

last week, during a meeting held with the transitional military council the opposition forces make clear their demand to transfer power to civilians pointing that their role should be limited to defend the country.

During the meeting, which was the first after the removal of the former President Omer al-Bashir, it was agreed that the large opposition coalition gives them its proposals which will serve as a basis for discussions.

The two- page proposals seen by Sudan Tribune deals with the presidential council and is duties, the national government and parliament, adding that the region’s government and legislative councils to be formed later.

Regarding the Presidential Council, the text provides that "The forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change choose the Presidential Council from the representatives of the revolutionary forces, together with a military representation".

Further, it says that the Council "shall exercise the sovereign functions in accordance with the Transitional Constitution (proposed by the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change).

Opting for a parliamentary regime, devolving the executive powers to a government led b a prime minister, the proposals emphasize the Presidential Council is "the Head of the State and a symbol of the sovereignty of the country".

The Sudanese military has already said that the country’s government will be formed by the civilians, but was less clear on the functions of the presidential council, its composition and who will lead it.

The proposal of the Freedom and Changes forces say there should be a lean government composed of 17 ministers and headed by a prime minister and his deputy.

"The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior will be reserved for the regular forces," the text underlines.

Also, the proposal emphasizes that the technocratic government will implement a transitional programme defined by the forces of the Freedom and Change Declaration.

The transitional legislative assembly will consist of 120 members, of whom at least 40% are women says the proposal.

Besides controlling the work of the government, the transitional parliament will adopt the new bills but also shall review the existing legislation.

The parliament shall "review the laws in accordance with the transitional constitution".

For the transitional constitution, it seems that the forces of the Freedom and Change will endorse an updated version of the constitution of 1973 because it clearly mentions the diversity of the Sudanese people and bans the use of religion to achieve political goals.

The African Union has given the military council a two-week period to hand over power to civilians before to suspend Sudan’s membership in the regional body. Also, the European Union said it will not recognize it.

(ST)

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  • 18 April 09:53, by Pakuai

    There we go! Who sa the seekers demand things that are out of their grab or control? Was this cheap tactic used last year by Mr. Riek Machar and allies of South Sudan used such a ’phrase?’ "a lean government & reforms">>>

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    • 18 April 10:07, by Pakuai

      And when 4 vice President positions were created to accommodate them in Mr. Salvatore Kiir government since positions were all they were after. Angen d of course there are going to be load of illiterate generals & unelected MPs would be fused into the current government>>>

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    • 18 April 10:49, by Midit Mitot

      Pakuai,
      I told you to reduce abit your psychopathy,Dr Machar will one day not to be swipe out like Omer Bashir, just wait, Kiir is panicking and smell his trashing out to Uganda for Political asylum.

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      • 18 April 12:40, by Pakuai

        Madit Mitotic,
        Do you losers still pandering to ’Ngundeng Vuong magician fantasies?’ How many times your Riek Machar been forced to go & take asylum in Khartoum?’ that your ’Riek Machar would be a President of South Sudan?’ Really! That would be like the ’the biblical camel passing’ through an ’eye of a needle’ loser>>>

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        • 18 April 12:48, by Pakuai

          Your Riek Machar traitor, thief, murderer and a foreign puppets is on the league of Mr. Omar Hassan El Bashir and wirsrt. Do you loser even know that Mr. El Bashir used to brag that he is a Dinka/Jiengs of ’ Aliab, current Eastern lake state?’ That Mr. El Bashir is being chased to Uganda?>>>

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          • 18 April 14:32, by The Rhino

            Pakuai,

            Keep your bullshit for yourself Bangi man!Everybody agrees,that if root causes of conflict are not addressed and justice served,there’ll never be peace in South Sudan.Come ask me few months from now.If your tribal Kiir now tries to dodge his own signature again and rushes to form a fake govmt. without first implementing security arrangmts etc that alone is recipe for more conflicts.

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        • 18 April 12:50, by Pakuai

          Your Riek Machar traitor, thief, murderer and a foreign puppets is on the league of Mr. Omar Hassan El Bashir and worst. Do you loser even know that Mr. El Bashir used to brag that he is a Dinka/Jiengs of ’ Aliab, current Eastern lake state?’ That Mr. El Bashir is being chased to Uganda?>>>

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  • 18 April 16:13, by lino

    Jungle people of South Sudan!!! Why you don’t march to Army Headquarters in the country, and ask for Kiir and Machar to step down??? Learn now from your brothers to the North!!!
    Otherwise, you will be setting in Kiir and Machar’s shits for long period to comesj???!!!

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  • 18 April 19:16, by garrak1520

    "South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has offered to mediate political transition in Sudan ". This show how irresponsible is Kiir. No transition government reflecting South Sudan in place yet, no security, no salaries, no united army, but Kiir got the gut to offer to mediate. Start at home please, if not just resign and keep($$$$) you set aside.

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