The Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Dynamics of Post-Conflict Political Partnership in Sudan
Most of the researches on peace agreements conclude that power-sharing arrangements included in these are mostly to the detriment of long-term democratic transformation. The basic argument of these studies is that peace deals consolidate mainly the power of the signatories to the detriment of other major political forces. This article illustrates that, in contrast to many cases, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which was signed in 2005 between the government of Sudan represented by the ruling party, the National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), has led to an important political transformation in state structure as well as in power relations.
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