The opposition civil platform Forces of Freedom and Change and the military meeting who holds the power in Sudan since the fall of the regime of the dictator Omar al Bashir they have signed this Saturday in Khartoum their constitutional agreement, a road map for the next three years and three months of transition in the country.

Preliminarily signed on August 4, the pact that must lay the foundations for the democratization of the country has been ratified in a massive ceremony by the Vice President of the Transitional Military Council, the General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo aka 'Hemedti', considered the strong man of the military, and the representative of the civil formations Ahmad Rabea.

The rubric has taken place in the presence of heads of state, ministers and representatives of various countries and international organizations in a crowded room in the capital, which has broken into applause and cheers as soon as the ratification has been formalized.

Crucial stability

The stability political and social in Sudan, which has been dealing with a tough economic crisis, is considered crucial in a volatile region plagued by conflicts and insurgencies.

The military junta has been at the head of the Khartoum Government since last April, when the Army overthrew Bashir after months of protests against its Executive during which dozens of protesters were killed.

Bashir, who was 30 years in power, is accused of war crimes in the Darfur region by the International Criminal Court and awaits trial on corruption charges.

Now, after the signing of the agreement, it is planned that tomorrow the military board will be dissolved and the formation of the Sovereign Council will take place, whose members – five military officers, five civilians and a member of consensus – will swear in on Monday to lead the country during the transitional stage.

Prime Minister Candidate

The opposition platform has already appointed its candidate for prime minister, Abdallá Hamdok, although his appointment will also have to be approved by the council's military. Hamdok, 63, has been deputy secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) between 2011 and 2018, and previously held other positions within this supranational organization.

If his appointment is confirmed, Hamdok will face the arduous task of lifting the country's economy, which went into crisis after the secession of the south in 2011, by running out of three quarters of its oil reserves.

One of the main consequences of the agreement should be the lifting of the suspension of Sudan in the African Union, last June. The agency adopted this measure until the power of the military junta was transferred to an interim civil government.

. (tagsToTranslate) Sudan

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