Sudan’s Transitional council, Opposition leaders agree on power sharing deal

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KHARTOUM, Sudan

Sudan’s Transitional council led by Lt Gen Yasser al-Atta and the opposition alliance the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) have agreed on a three-year transitional power sharing deal with the DFCF having two-thirds of the seats on a 300-member transitional legislative council while the rest would be taken by parties not part of the alliance.

Speaking outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, protest movement spokesman Taha Osman said the sides had also agreed on the structure of future authorities – a sovereign council, a cabinet and a legislative body.

Originally, the Transitional council wanted a two-year transition period while protest leaders had sought four years.

The protesters who are still camped outside the army headquarters in the capital expressed happiness about the agreements but said that they hope the military would stay true to their word.