Sudan’s Military Council Issuing Draft Constitution

5/7/2019

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) is set to publish its own draft constitution after disagreeing with parts of one proposed by an alliance of activists and opposition groups. A revised constitution is part of negotiated efforts between the military and protest groups to form a joint military-civilian council before elections.

Protesters like Muttaz Wali are skeptical that the TMC is willing to hand over power. He said that the TMC does not understand that its role is to deliver power. “Instead, it’s starting to act like a real transitional government. The TMC is speaking about enacting laws while the constitution is disabled,” he said.

The military council agreed with opposition groups last month to form a joint council to lead a two-year transition period to elections. However, the two sides disagree about which should have a majority on the council, the military or civilians.

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