Sudan leaders agree deal on democratic reform

The announcement came after a series of meetings since Thursday between Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir and South Sudan leader Salva Kiir.

Sudan leaders agree deal on democratic reform
Sudan's north-south leaders on Sunday said they have reached a deal on disputed democratic reforms ahead of next year's elections and a southern referendum on independence.

"We announce an agreement between the two partners on all points, which had been a source of disagreement on the referendum law in south Sudan," said Nafie Ali Nafie, deputy head of Khartoum's ruling National Congress Party.

He was speaking at a joint news conference with the secretary general of the former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), Pagan Amum, who said: "With this agreement, we announce the end of the crisis between the two partners."

The details of the agreement will be announced after consultation with all political forces in the country, Amum said, adding that MPs who had boycotted parliament for the past 45 days will start attending sessions "within 24 hours."

The announcement came after a series of meetings since Thursday between Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir and South Sudan leader Salva Kiir.


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