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Eastern Sudan States Coordinating Council

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Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement - June 2006

Eastern Sudan States Coordinating Council established as part of the June 2006 Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Eastern Front. The deal also created the Eastern Sudan Reconstruction and Development Fund.

The Eastern Sudan States Coordinating Council includes the three Eastern States:

The Council has 15 members:

  • The Governor of Kassala
  • The Governor of Red Sea
  • The Governor of Al Qadarif
  • The Speaker of the Assembly of Kassala
  • The Speaker of the Assembly of Red Sea
  • The Speaker of the Assembly of Al Qadarif
  • Three representatives of the Eastern Front
  • Six representatives from other political groups

The chair of the Council is rotated between the three state Governors.

Power-sharing principles of the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement

The Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement also allocated the following political positions to East Sudanese people:

Federal level

  • One Assistant to the President
  • One advisor to the President of Sudan
  • Two Cabinet Ministers and two State Ministers
  • Eignt seats of the National Assembly shall be allocated to the Eastern Front

State level

  • The Deputy-Governor of Kassala shall be nominated by the Eastern Front
  • The Deputy-Governor of Al Qadarif shall be nominated by the Eastern Front
  • One Minister in the executive of Red Sea state
  • Ten seats in the legislative assemblies of each of the three states



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