In Sudan, many uncertainties remain before the signing, scheduled for April 1, 2023, of a final agreement on the political process aimed, ultimately, at returning power to civilians. Last-minute differences would have notably prevented the drafting of conclusions on the various security forces created by the former regime of Omar Al-Béchir and their reunion in a unified army.
In Sudan, the political process aimed at returning power to civilians entered its final phase this week. The signing of a final agreement is still scheduled for April 1, 2023, before the adoption of a Constitution and the appointment of a Prime Minister. But there are still many uncertainties.
The last “workshop” preparatory to the final agreement, concluded on March 29, concerned the various security forces created by the former regime of Omar Al-Bashir and their reunion in a unified army, with the combatants of the former rebel groups . But last-minute differences prevented the final drafting of conclusions, according to the Sudanese press. Differences which, according to a spokesperson for the civil coalition participating in the workshops, are still being discussed.
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But other problems continue to undermine the viability of the final agreement expected on Saturday. The Resistance Committees, as well as the Association of Sudanese Professionals, at the origin of the 2019 revolution, repeat that they refuse any agreement with the putschist soldiers. And the demonstrations continue regularly.
Finally, armed groups that refused to join the dialogue in December and deny civilians the legitimacy to lead the transition warned: Gibril Ibrahim, currently Minister of Finance and leader of the Justice and Equality Movement , said in particular on March 28 “ that, frankly, if things happen like this, they will not stabilize the country and their consequences are unknown “.
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