Sudan reaches agreement between military and civilians for a three-year transition

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The military junta that governs Sudan and the opposition platform Forces of Freedom and Change announced today that they have reached an agreement so that the period of political transition in the African country lasts three years and they said that in less than 24 hours the "agreement" will be declared. final".

This is confirmed by Yasser Atta, a member of the Military Council, who told a press conference that the first six months of the transitional period "will be dedicated to signing a peace agreement with the armed movements of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile." . These regions are the scene of armed clashes between the rebels and the national army for years, although violence has recently decreased.

Of these, Darfur has been the most affected by the fighting, which has caused nearly 300,000 deaths and forced 2.7 million people to leave their communities of origin since 2003, according to UN data.

Atta said that they agreed "in full all prerogatives" for the so-called Sovereign Council, which will govern Sudan until the elections are called, as well as those of the ministers and the legislative branch. On the other hand, the spokesman of the Forces of Freedom and Change, Madani Abás, detailed that the council of ministers will have "candidates of the Forces of Freedom and Change" and that the legislative one will consist of 300 members, 67 percent of the platform opposition and 33 of other entities not included in it.

The agreement comes after long negotiations between the parties to transfer the military power to a civilian after the junta overthrew Omar al Bashir on April 11 after 30 years in power.

For its part, the opposition said they have agreed to form a committee to investigate what happened last night when an armed group attacked the square where protesters are concentrated since early April to demand the transfer of power. After this event it was feared that the negotiations would be extended or frozen between the parties, which have delayed for days the dialogue for the discussion of some controversial issues, such as the composition of this Sovereign Council.

The demonstrators who have led marches that began last December and with which they pressured the overthrow of Al Bashir have insisted on their demands on the transfer of military power to a civilian one. The military junta said, once it took power, that it was willing to govern the country for two years on a temporary basis, and the opposition showed its fear that Sudan would return to the regime that had ruled the country for three decades. .

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