Sudan: Formal signing of power-sharing deal on Aug. 17

Sudan: Formal signing of power-sharing deal on Aug. 17
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A formal signing ceremony of a power-sharing deal between rival sides in Sudan will be held on Aug. 17 in the presence of leaders of various countries, APA rpeorts quoting Anadolu Agency

On Sunday, Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and opposition alliance Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) initialed the constitutional declaration aimed at paving the way for a transition to civilian rule following the ouster of President mar Oal-Bashir.

Both sides reached the power-sharing deal on Friday after marathon talks.

The two sides will put their final signatures on the constitutional declaration on Aug. 17 in the presence of heads of neighboring countries. Also, leaders from several African and the Middle Eastern countries are expected to attend the ceremony.

The TMC will be abolished a day after the ceremony and a Presidential Council will be formed. The council, which will be composed of six civilians and five military personnel, will be sworn in on Aug. 19.

The country’s prime minister will be appointed with the approval of the council on Aug. 20, and he will be sworn in in front of the council and head of the supreme court on Aug. 21.

The prime minister is expected to announce a Cabinet of 20 members, who will be authorized by the council, on Aug. 28. The Cabinet is expected to begin their work from Aug. 31.

The first meeting of the Cabinet with the council is expected to be held on Sep. 1.

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