Sudan’s military leaders have announced an agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration.
The Transitional Military Council (TMC) said the alliance would have two-thirds of the seats on a legislative council.
Sudan has been ruled by the military council since last month’s toppling of President Omar al-Bashir.
Protests that led to his downfall have continued amid demands for the full civilian government.
Hours before the latest deal was announced, at least five protesters and a member of the security forces died in clashes in the capital, Khartoum.
At a joint news conference, Lt Gen Yasser al-Atta said a final agreement on power-sharing would be signed with the opposition alliance – the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) – within 24 hours.
That would include the forming of a new sovereign council which will rule the country until elections.
“We vow to our people that the agreement will be completed fully within 24 hours in a way that meets the people’s aspirations,” he said.