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.
However, the two sides are yet to agree on a sovereign council – the top tier of power, where both want a majority.
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 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.