Sudanese protesters renew talks with army after over a week

Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in Khartoum, Sudan. AP/FILE
Sudanese protesters who drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month are resuming negotiations with the ruling military council in renewed efforts to find common ground on forming a transitional government.
Shams al-Deen al-Kabashi, a spokesman for the military council, says Monday\’s meeting — the first in over a week — is being held "in a more optimistic atmosphere."
The protesters are represented by the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, a coalition of opposition groups.
The two sides are divided over what role the military, dominated by al-Bashir appointees, should play in the transitional period. The protesters demand a full transfer of power to a civilian government during this time.
The military seeks a two-year transitional period during which army generals would retain most of the power.

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