Sudan’s Opposition and Ruling TMC Sign Political Accord
Sudan's ruling Military Council and a coalition of opposition groups signed a power-sharing accord in Khartoum Wednesday. Analysts say the accord is an important step forward after months of unrest, but not everyone is convinced it is a new beginning for Sudan.The accord calls for a three-year transitional period leading to elections for a civilian-led government. A ruling “sovereign council” will have six members from the opposition FFC and five from the TMC. A TMC member will lead the council for 21 months, after which the leader will come from the opposition. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo signs a power sharing document with Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council in Khartoum, Sudan, July 17, 2019.Political analyst Khalid al-Faki thinks the accord is good for Sudan’s future. "I think the agreement between the opposition coalition and the Transitional Military Council is an important step to sustain security, stability and a civilian government in Sudan, as well as democracy and social justice," he said.The African Union mediator on Sudan's crisis, Mohamed al-Hassan Libad, believes the accord can lead toward peace and stability. He says the agreement is big and represents a decisive step on comprehensive rapprochement path between the two parties. It opens a new era and form the base for the next step.FILE - Sudanese people celebrate on the streets of Khartoum after the ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, July 5, 2019. When the military finally agreed to share power with civilians earlier this month, the streets of Khartoum were filled with celebrating activists. But the streets were empty Wednesday. Many protesters are skeptical the TMC and opposition can agree on a “constitutional declaration” that will determine key... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Sudan’s Opposition and Ruling TMC Sign Political Accord, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
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