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The Popular Movement, the South Sudan opposition alliance (SSOA) and Machar faction refused to sign the peace agreement

Khartoum, Sudan, August, 28th, 2018

The Popular Movement, the South Sudan opposition alliance (SSOA) and Machar faction refused to sign the peace agreement

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The Popular Movement, the South Sudan opposition alliance (SSOA) and Machar faction refused to sign the peace agreement in Khartoum in the initials because their proposals were not included in the final document.

MP Peter Gatkouth, deputy spokesman for the SPLM, said yesterday that the opposition  coalition refused to sign because the decision-making mechanisms and legal quorum of the agreement did not take into account the increase in the members of the presidency, the cabinet and the legislature. Unity Government.

Manawah revealed that they rejected the proposed procedures in the drafting of the permanent constitution, saying that his group wants to be the process of constitution-making by the people during the constitutional conference.

Joseph Benghazi of Kasuro, a senior member of the opposition alliance in southern Sudan, said his group had refused to sign the peace deal because it had failed to address the question of mandates.

He noted that the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in southern Sudan is not clear in the peace agreement, stressing that the presence of the international community and regional will enhance protection and security throughout the implementation period of the peace agreement. The opposition official said the state file was finally withdrawn from the deal.

The Sudanese Foreign Minister, Direderi Mohamed Ahmed, said that the issues raised by the SPLM in the armed opposition and the coalition of opposition groups represented a quorum in the transitional government and demanded a lifting of the quorum, pointing out that these issues did not exist before them as the negotiating mediator.


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