Within Sudan Vision Endeavours to provide its readers with the various views on the political developments in the country and the talks between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Freedom and Change Forces, Editor-in-Chief, Muawad Mustafa Rashid and Reporter Najat Ahmed caught up with the Freedom and Change Forces (FCF) leading figure, Advocate Satie Al-Haj and came out with the following:
After days of tension between the TMC and the FCF, the announcement of the resumption of dialogue opened the possibility of a breakthrough in the current crisis.
The question that poses itself is what is required for the success of the next round of dialogue?
Q: Please brief us on the latest developments on the negotiations?
Q: The negotiations with the TMC discussed the constitutional structures of the state from the sovereign council, the Council of Ministers and the Legislative Council. The powers of the three councils were determined and the relations between the two councils were established. The most important breakthrough that took place is the military council’s recognition the FCF as the sole representative of the Sudanese revolution and negotiating with them to receive the civil authority.
FCF will exclude no one, but all of us should recognize that the FCF is leading the revolution with strict commitment from the protesters to its timetables and circulars.
There are those who say there is no election to qualify the FCF for leading the revolution and the transitional period, but the fact is that we are here according to popular referendum represented by the popular protests and the sit-inners, so with the desire of the people, which expressed the transfer of power to a civil government we are leading the movement.
Frankly speaking we affirm that none of those who were involved in the ex-regime institutions till its fall will be among the makers of the coming stage. They might come through the ballot boxes after the end of the transitional period. .
In the transitional period we are going to lead the social reconciliation, the transitional justice to avail healthy structure in which free and fair elections for the rotation of power could be conducted.
Some of the ex-regime remnants are trying to get the revolution out of its path through but we will disregard them because we are laying the foundation of the upcoming stage.
Q: How are negotiations going now?
A: The negotiations are going well now we have achieved more than 98% of the points; the only disputed point is the question of the presidency of the numerical majority for who will be equally between the parties or the majority of the civilians or the military. Is it a civilian or military president? We will reach a final outcome.
Immediately afterwards, the transitional arrangements will be announced immediately by the Council of Ministers and the Council of the sovereignty.
Q: Is there a roadmap to come out from the bottle-neck
The situation now is very complicated considering that the former regime left war in Blue Nile South Kordofan and Darfur, which resulted in displaced people and affected families and damaged the social fabric.
The most complicated issues which will face the transitional government is that the ex-regime left armed groups fighting the Sudanese Army i.e. SPLM-N, JEM, SLA besides other factions.
The regime left us a very heavy legacy. There are more than 5 real militias exist in Khartoum popular defense, public security, shadow troops, and other militias.
We in the National Consensus Forces are benefiting from Egyptian experience when the regime fell in Egypt Hassan Mubarak Egyptian revolution did not have a program to implement and therefore lost the Egyptian revolution. We noticed that in June 2012 we signed the document of democratic alternative; this document is the program of work after the overthrow of the regime. This democratic alternative will implement the roadmap the roadmap program for health, education, agriculture, transport, infrastructure, rail, etc., which was signed by all parties at that time we were one bloc within a strong coalition of the nation.
source: sudan vision