Peace and Constitution in the Sudan

The Sudanese constitution is intricately linked to the issue of peace, in that the constitution will be a lasting peace guarantee, incorporating that which supports permanent peace, and eliminating the main sources of tension and conflicts in the future.The central issue of religious versus civic (rather than secular) definition of Sudan’s political system and the tensions and conflicts around it permeate the entire political scene. The crucial challenges facing Sudan, particularly during the six year transition period, centre around education reform, the role of civil society and of political forces in the country and the need to apply the text of the Constitution to the reality of the situation on the ground, and finally to make reunification an attractive issue.

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