Sudan crisis: Military and opposition agree three-year transition
May 16, 2019 5:40 am
Sudan’s military leaders have announced an agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration.
The Transitional Military Council (TMC) said the alliance would have two-thirds of the seats on a legislative council.
However, the two sides are yet to agree on a sovereign council – the top tier of power, where both want a majority.
Sudan has been ruled by the military council since last month’s toppling of President Omar al-Bashir.
Protests that led to his downfall have continued, with a huge sit-in outside the military headquarters to demand full civilian government.
Hours before the latest deal was announced, at least five protesters and a member of the security forces died in clashes in the capital, Khartoum.
There were reports of more gunshots on Wednesday in the area where demonstrations have been taking place. Activists have said that several people were injured.