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Sudanese Army Allies Propose Constitutional Document Amendments

Sudanese Army Allies Propose Constitutional Document Amendments

Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 - 09:15
People protest against the military, demanding it hand over power to civilians. (AFP)

The Forces of Freedom and Change – the National Accord Group in Sudan revealed the most prominent features of the constitutional declaration expected to be presented during the next few days.

The Group said it is committed to making amendments to the constitutional document - produced by the political agreement between civilians and the military in 2019 - instead of going to new constitutional arrangements.

Moreover, the Group stressed the need for “building a balanced relationship between the military and civilians.”

The political declaration, which the Group agreed upon, calls for a balanced relationship between the military component and its civilian counterpart.

It insists on the trial of all those accused and wanted by the International Criminal Court, most notably ousted President Omar al-Bashir, and his senior aides.

The Group is allied with the military component and supports the decisions of President of the Sovereign Council, army commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

It represents political entities and armed movements that call for dialogue and consensus on national issues and includes armed factions that signed the Juba peace agreement.

The agreement had supported the 2021 military coup that overthrew the previous transitional government and resulted in amendments to the constitutional document.

In a press conference in Khartoum, the leader of the Group, Suleiman Sandal, revealed that most parties had proposed introducing amendments to the 2022 constitutional declaration because there isn’t enough time to talk about a new constitutional draft.

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