Sudanese Rejoice As Opposition, Military Agree To Power-Sharing Deal

The preliminary agreement, reached a month after a deadly military crackdown on protesters, calls for control to rotate between military and civilian leaders for three years, until elections are held.
Sudanese celebrate in the streets of Khartoum on Friday after ruling generals and opposition leaders announced an agreement on a new governing body. Source: Ashraf Shazly

Sudan's ruling military council and leaders of its civilian opposition movement announced a preliminary power-sharing deal Friday, marking an end to a months-long stalemate and raising hopes that deadly unrest since former President Omar al-Bashir's ouster could culminate in democratic rule.

"Today our revolution is triumphant," the Sudanese Professionals Association, which led the protestsposted to social media. "We will continue to accomplish the goals of the revolution."

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