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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Sudanese Army Chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (File Photo/AP)

On Sunday, the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, signed a political agreement with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok; With the aim of ending the crisis that the country has been going through for about a month, in the wake of intense international pressure and continuous demonstrations calling for civilian rule.

The agreement, whose signing ceremony was attended by a number of military and political leaders, included 14 articles, as follows:

1- Emphasis on the constitutional document of 2019 and amended in 2020, and that it is the main reference for completing the transitional period.

2- The necessity of amending the constitutional document by consensus to ensure broad political participation, except for the dissolved National Congress Party (the party of former President Omar al-Bashir).

3- The partnership between civilians and the military is the guarantor of the stability and security of Sudan, based on an agreement to implement the partnership in a spirit and confidence, and a commitment to form a civilian government of independent competencies (technocrats).

4 – That the Sovereignty Council be the supervisor of the implementation of the tasks of the transitional period, without direct interference in the executive work.

5- Ensuring the transition of the transitional authority on time to an elected civilian government.

6- Managing the transitional period according to a declaration and a political framework in partnership between the military and civilians, the native administration, the resistance committees, the forces of the living revolution, the youth and women sectors, and the Sufi orders.

7- Conduct an investigation into the events that occurred during the demonstrations, including deaths and injuries of civilians and military personnel.

8- Implementation of the Juba Peace Agreement and its entitlements, and the annexation of non-signatories.

9- Completing all the institutions of the transitional authority by forming the Legislative Council and the judicial organs from a constitutional court, appointing the chief justice and the attorney general, and completing the establishment of the rest of the negotiations and other transitional institutions.

10- Starting a broad dialogue with all political and societal forces and the forces of the live revolution establishes the establishment of a constitutional conference.

11- Re-work of the committee to remove the dismantling of the 1989 system and review its performance in the previous period.

12- The release of all political detainees.

13- Work to build a unified national army.

14- Annulment of the decision of the Sudanese army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, to relieve Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

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