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Opposition coalition and military council reach preliminary deal but protests likely to continue across Sudan

15 May 2019

Long-running protests in Sudan have intensified since 6 April, when thousands began a sit-in outside the army headquarters in central Khartoum, the capital. On 14 May, mediators between the leading opposition coalition, the Declaration for Freedom and Change (DFC), and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) announced that an agreement had been reached on a three-year transition period for the military to hand over power to civilian rule.

They announced the composition of the future Legislative Assembly, composed of 300 seats, two-thirds of which would be allocated to the opposition coalition. However, no agreement has been reached yet on the composition of the Sovereignty Council, which will be the main governing body during the transition.

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