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May 15, 2019 | 17:19 GMT

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Sudan: Transitional Military Council, Opposition Reach Agreements in Latest Round of Talks

What Happened: Sudan's Transitional Military Council and the opposition have reached various agreements during their latest round of negotiations, including the role of a sovereign council, an executive Cabinet and a legislative body, the BBC reported May 15.

Why It Matters: Despite the accord on a variety of issues, the composition of the sovereign council remains unclear, as does the future role of Shariah in Sudan's legal system.

Background: Sudan's military council and the opposition agreed on May 15 that two-thirds of the legislative body should consist of representatives of the opposition alliance, while the military would fill the remaining third.

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