Khartoum — Sudan’s army rulers and protest leaders on Sunday signed a hard-won constitutional declaration paving the way for a promised transition to civilian rule after more than seven months of street clashes.

The agreement, signed at a ceremony in Khartoum, builds on the landmark July 17 power-sharing deal and provides for a joint civilian-military ruling body to oversee the formation of a transitional civilian government and parliament to govern for a three-year transition period.

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