Landmark Power-Sharing Deal Signed in Sudan

  • A power-sharing deal has been signed by the ruling military council and civilian opposition alliance of Sudan, paving the way towards elections followed by a civilian rule. On behalf of the military council, the power-sharing deal has been signed by Mohamed Hamdan "Hemeti" Dagolo and Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan. Ahmed al-Rabie signed the agreement on behalf of the pro-democracy civilian opposition alliance called Alliance for Freedom and Change. The agreement signing ceremony was attended by the heads of the neighboring countries – President of South Sudan and PMs of Egypt and Ethiopia. Thousands of people gathered around Khartoum’s convention hall (where the agreement was signed) to celebrate the occasion. The deal says that until the election, the sovereign council will be run by 6 civilians and 5 generals. The council’s chairmanship will be rotated for just over 3 years. A PM will be chosen by the civilians and will be appointed next week.