The Sudanese military leaders and the country’s civilian leaders finally came to a truce after much deliberation, according to the agreement the military will lead the country for three years before transfering power to the civilian administration.
The military took over power from longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir.
Lieutenant General Yasser al-Atta told reporters that final agreement on the sharing of power, including the formation of the next ruling body the sovereign council – would be signed with the protest movement the Alliance for Freedom and Change within 24 hours.
“We agreed on a transitional period of three years,” Atta said.
“We vow to our people that the agreement will be completed fully within 24 hours in a way that it meets the people’s aspirations,” he added.
Thousands of protesters have been holding a sit-in outside the army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, for weeks, demanding that the army generals, who took power after toppling al-Bashir on April 11, step down.
The army generals had initially insisted on a two-year transition period, while the protest leaders wanted four years.
Atta also said that, during the transition period, the Parliament would be composed of 300 members, of which 67 percent would be from the Alliance for Freedom and Change and the rest would be from other political groups.
The first six months of the transitional period would be allocated to signing peace accords with rebels in the country’s warzones, he added.
Source: Al Jazeera News