Khartoum agreement signing pushed

Khartoum agreement signing pushed

Khartoum, August 3, 2018 – The final signing of the Khartoum Peace Agreement has been rescheduled.

According to the Sudanese minister of foreign affairs – Aldirdiri Mohamed – the peace parties will ink the deal on Monday.

It had been slated for Sunday.

It is not clear why the signing ceremony was pushed to 6 August.

Last week, the government, the SPLM-IO and other stakeholders signed a preliminary deal on power sharing.

The deal on governance and responsibility sharing – gave the position of the First Vice President back to Dr. Riek.

It also indicated that the current government will own 55 percent of the political ratio in the states and local government; the SPLM-IO with 27 percent; while other Political Parties with 10 percent, and 8 percent to the rest.

SSOA wants the positions split, 55% for the government, while “45% is left for the opposition groups to divide among themselves”.

According to this arrangement, the next transitional government will accommodate 5 Vice Presidents, 35 Ministers, 32 States, and 550 members of the National Legislative Assembly.

But Dr Lam Akol, Gabriel Changson, Joseph Bakasoro, Deng Alor, among others described the current document as unrealistic.

Earlier, this week the former detainees agreed to sign the deal but with reservations

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