Sudan Creates the peaceful transition of power to a civilian system of government? After a three-day Pause in the military and the Opposition want to negotiate today. There are still many conflict-Laden topics, the counterparty must inform.
The goal seems close enough to touch: After 30 years of military dictatorship in power, al-Bashir wrestles the Opposition in the Sudan to a change of power. During the week, the military Council and the "Alliance for peace and change", an amalgamation of dozens of opposition groups, already on the first key points agreed were: There should be a three-year transition phase. The 300 members of the transitional Parliament are to come two-thirds from the ranks of the Alliance.
But then the leader of the military Council, Abdel Fattah Burhan, a representative of the old regime was, in short hand, its muscles, lay the conversations for 72 hours on ice. To him, the ongoing protests were received, with road blockades in the capital, Khartoum, to far. Yesterday afternoon, then he invited representatives of the Opposition to further talks in the presidential Palace. The United Nations, the EU and the African Union had appealed on Friday to once again urge Burhan, to return to the negotiating table. At the same time, the protesters had reports according to eyewitness roadblocks dismantled.
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there Is now hope for a quick agreement? The German Sudan-expert, Tobias Simon, has traveled the country on several occasions and have close contacts to local activists maintains, remains skeptical. The frustration of the waxes currently on both sides: The military was convinced to be the protesters already far enough in the opposite came. In the case of the Opposition, which wanted a full Transfer of Power to civil society. "It's a Deal is in the air, but is not quite finished yet," says Simon.
Ayman Shabana, a political scientist at the University of Cairo, still many problems remain unsolved: For the to the Council of Ministers, the roles of the military and the Opposition are not balanced yet, a government program is still in the distant future.
"the potential for conflict also poses the question of how the leaders of the old regime should be handled. You are under corruption and suspicion of murder," says Shaban. In addition, it is difficult to get all the opposition groups under a hat. Traditional opposition parties have already pursued their own goals, and would have denied their participation in the political transition process.
riots in Khartoum: New violence after the agreement on a transitional civilian government is conceivable.a New outbreak of violence, it is conceivable
The occurs Abdel Wahid Ibrahim decided. He is the speaker of 2010 in London, founded the "National Front of Sudan" in Khartoum, the "Alliance for peace and change". He says: "splitting up? No. We will not allow it. We accept different opinions regarding the various topics. This Alliance was founded to make the Transition - and then we turn to the General elections, in which all the issues of this country will come to the language."
Until then, however, it is still a long way off. And above all, the fear of the protesters, paramilitary units like the notorious "Rapid Support Force" (RSF) could try to crush the Opposition with violence hovers. Yet last Tuesday, several protesters had been shot. Representatives of the Opposition made to ensure the RSF is responsible. Also, Wahid Ibrahim looks, depending on the progress of the negotiations, the risk of further incidents: "The previous Regime was a fascist Regime, because everything is possible. Violence was always part of their ideology, of a system that believed in democracy."riots following the agreement of the Sudan, 13.05.2019 military Council, and Opposition in the Sudan to reach agreement, 13.05.2019 Sudan: elections within the next three years, 15.04.2019 news Atlas |Sudan |Khartoum