Sudanese Military Leaders and Opposition Agree to 3-Year Power-Sharing Deal

HeadlineJul 08, 2019
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In Sudan, the Transitional Military Council and leaders of the civilian opposition and protest movement have agreed to a power-sharing deal, three months after the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir. An African Union mediator announced Friday a joint military-civilian council will be formed and will run the government by rotation for three years before holding elections. A military representative will head the council for the first 21 months. Members of the civilian coalition Forces for Freedom and Change said the deal was a victory for the revolution.

Protesters in the streets of Khartoum celebrated the news but vowed to keep up the pressure in the streets if the arrangement did not respond to their demands.

Mohamed Mahmoud: “I am sending a message to the Freedom and Change movement and to the Military Council. If you work well, then fine. And if you do not, look at the past four or five months. We will take to the streets for the fourth or fifth time, until we find the Sudan that we want to live in.”

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