The political dialogue of the Central African Republic had reached a compromise on the government of national unity, the state radio reported Sunday.
Representatives of the government, opposition, civil society and rebel groups are participating in the dialogue in an atmosphere of appeasement, with all bearing in mind "why we are meeting in Bangui," Communication Minister Cyriaque Gonda was quoted as saying.
The the dialogue began on Dec. 8 in the capital of the Central African Republic and is expected to conclude on Dec. 20.
The debate is heating up, "but we have reached dynamic compromises" with parties concerned agreeing to leave the role with the president of the republic to play in defining the shape of a future government, said Job Izima, chief coordinator of the presidential majority.
"It will be a government of the Republic for all with missions to be conferred by the head of state," he added.
The rebel groups are reportedly keen on a consensus on the nomination of a prime minister to head the government in question.
Jean Jacques Demafouth, the leader of the Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy (APRD), said, "We have proposed that the inclusive dialogue request the head of state to designate a Prime Minister of consensus and put in place a government of peace."
"We, the principal rebel movements, have signed peace accords" with the government, which has said clearly the signatories should participate in state administration, he added. But still, the APRD leader expressed fear of being submerged by President Francois Bozize's Convergence National--KWA NA KWA (KNK) party, which holds more than 70 of the 105 seats in parliament.
The Bangui dialogue marks an important step toward the restoration of peace since the government reached a "comprehensive peace agreement" on June 21 with the APRD and the Union of Democratic Forces of Reassembly (UFDR) led by Damane Zakaria.
Under the agreement, the government promulgated amnesty to all opponents and rebels, making it possible for broader-based talks as being held in Bangui.