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Sudan's military and opposition coalition sign power-sharing accord

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change alliance have signed a political accord to form a power-sharing body, following months of divisions and protests calling for civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in April. 

The 22-clause accord was signed today to solidify an agreement between both sides. The two sides have agreed to rotate control of the sovereign council for just over three years.

The council will be made of five civilians, five military figures, and an 11th civilian who will be chosen by the other ten members.

The military has been pushing for immunity from prosecution following the deaths of protesters, but this is not outlined in the deal. However, they have promised an independent national commission of inquiry into the violence that took place on June 3.

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