National dialogue participants propose unity government in Sudan

Sudan’s parliament has received a draft constitution.

It provides for the formation of a new national unity government. The draft also includes the new post of Prime Minister in the country. Should it pass, it would be President Omar al-Bashir’s most significant political move since he took power in 1989. The amendments to the constitution came out of a process of National Dialogue that Bashir called between government, the opposition, and rebel groups. The draft constitution includes more parliamentary seats to accommodate members of the opposition and other new political parties.

Sudan’s main opposition parties, though, have boycotted the National Dialogue process.