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Sudan Agreement, 2019

  May 25, 2020

Sudan Agreement, 2019

Why is the agreement necessary?

Sudan has been in a state of political turmoil since the army ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir in April, with dozens of demonstrators killed during street protests.

What is the agreement about?

  • Sudan’s ruling military council and pro-democracy protesters signed a landmark agreement on power sharing that aimed to establish civilian rule in Sudan. 
  • It is aimed at paving the way for a transition to civilian rule after the ouster of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and months of unrest. 
  • It outlines the powers and the relationships between the branches of the transitional government

What are the key elements of the agreement? 

  • A transitional, military-civilian governing body would have “limited powers” and that most decisions would lie with the civilian government and the legislative body. 
  • A new prime minister, chosen by the Forces for Freedom and Change, the main pro-democracy coalition, would be named immediately after the official signing ceremony for the constitutional declaration on Aug. 17, 2019. 
  • A 20-member transitional government would be named within 21 days of the ceremony. 
  • Once the transitional government starts work, Sudan embarks on a three-year transition period expected to lead to elections.