The FFC said it had reached “understandings” with the military

Al-Yurae-KHARTOUM (Reuters) –
Sudan’s Coalition of Freedom and Change Forces said on Wednesday it was seeking a framework deal with the military as a first step to end Sudan’s political impasse since the October 2021 coup.

The military coup ended a partnership with the opposition coalition after the ouster of Omar al-Bashir and plunged the country into political and economic turmoil.

The coalition and the army have begun talks with international support in recent weeks, and General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan confirmed this week that the military had submitted its comments on a draft constitution.

The FFC said in a statement on Wednesday that it had reached “understandings” with the military based on their discussions. A senior military source said understandings had been reached but some outstanding issues remained.

The statement said the coalition was seeking to reach an agreement with the army and political forces that would address “the most important issues covered by these understandings, which is a constitutional framework for the establishment of a transitional democratic civilian authority that completes the tasks of the December revolution.”

Before signing a final agreement, the Forces for Freedom and Change said there would be broader discussions on four main issues: transitional justice, reform of military and security institutions, review of the Juba peace agreement and dismantling of Bashir’s regime.
Coalition members and analysts have pointed to these issues as major sources of tension between the military and civilians that culminated in the coup.

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