Friday 18 October 2019

Generals and protesters claim progress made in Sudan transition talks

It is proposed that the transition to civilian rule will last three years.

A protester flashes the victory sign while holding her child in a street leading to the sit-in outside the Sudanese military headquarters (AP)
A protester flashes the victory sign while holding her child in a street leading to the sit-in outside the Sudanese military headquarters (AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Sudan’s ruling generals and the protesters who drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month have said they are making progress in negotiations and have agreed on the length of the country’s transition period.

The two sides, which have been at odds over the transfer of power to civilian rule, have said the transition will last three years.

Lieutenant General Yasser al-Atta, a member of the military council, and Madani Abbas, a negotiator for the protesters, said on Wednesday they also agreed on the makeup of a 300-member, all-civilian transitional legislative body.

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A group of protesters chant revolutionary slogans (Salih Basheer/AP)

Lt Gen al-Atta has said the next issue is the makeup of a sovereign council and he hopes they will strike a deal within 24 hours.

The military took over after ousting Mr al-Bashir, but the protesters stayed on the streets, demanding handover of power.

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