Sudan's military council, opposition coalition will sign constitutional declaration on Aug 17: Sources

Reuters , Sunday 4 Aug 2019

Deputy Head of Sudanese Transitional Military Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Ethiopian mediator Mahmoud Dirir and African union envoy to Sudan Mohamed Al-Hacen Lebatt pose for a photograph after signing a political accord as part of a power-sharing deal aimed at leading the country to democracy following three decades of autocratic rule in Khartoum, Sudan July 17, 2019. REUTERS

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the main opposition coalition will put their final signatures on a constitutional declaration on Aug. 17, sources with knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters on Sunday.

The parties are expected to initial the declaration, which was agreed on Saturday, later on Sunday.

According to the sources, the formation of a sovereign council, which will run the country during a three-year transitional period leading up to elections, will be announced on Aug. 18.

A new prime minister will be named on Aug. 20 and a cabinet on Aug. 28.


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