Representatives from Sudan’s ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition signed a political declaration Wednesday as part of a power-sharing agreement they agreed to earlier this month.
Another part of the deal, a constitutional declaration, is expected to be signed as early as Friday.
The developments are a step forward in a political transition in Sudan that has involved months of unrest since the military ousted longtime leader Omar al-Bashir.
Sudan’s Women Demand Power in New Government
Country’s women call on military and opposition leaders to include them in the domestic political process after the two sides agreed to a power-sharing deal
The power-sharing agreement includes a joint sovereign council tasked with ruling the country for about three years before new elections are held.
The two sides also agreed to an independent investigation of a military crackdown on protesters in June, which demonstration organizers say left 128 people dead while the health ministry put the total at 61.