In a meeting on Saturday, Sudan's military council and the opposition alliance, which staged a series of protests ultimately resulting in the removal of longtime President Omar Al-Bashir from office in April, agreed in principle to terms on a joint governing council to run the country until the next election, which is supposed to take place in two years, Al Jazeera reports.
The protest leaders had originally demanded immediate transition to civilian rule, which the military refused to grant during what it considered a transition period, but it appears the sides have found a middle ground.
While the agreement is seen as a major breakthrough, there are reportedly still details that must be ironed out and discord remains, though the spokesperson for the military council said the council is optimistic. "There are still some very difficult issues to discuss today and in the coming days," Al Jazeera reporter Mohamed Vall said. "The first step that was taken yesterday was the easiest."
Subscribe to The Week
Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.
The opposition is still staging protests in the country's capital, Khartoum, as well. They turned violent on Saturday as the protesters clashed with members of the Popular Congress Party, leaving 65 injured, Al Jazeera reports.
Continue reading for free
We hope you're enjoying The Week's refreshingly open-minded journalism.
Subscribed to The Week? Register your account with the same email as your subscription.