Despite distrust of the military, opposition leaders see the power-sharing deal as the only viable pathway to a functional government that can address the concerns of the people, Gikandi reports.
Before talks collapsed in May the generals and protest leaders had agreed on forming a 300-member parliament, with two-third of lawmakers to be from the protest movement.
African Union mediator Lebatt said, the two sides also "agreed to have a detailed, transparent, national, independent, investigation into all the regrettable violent incidents that the country faced in recent weeks".
Even as deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir-wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes-sits in jail, protests have continued to ensure military generals do not replace him.
He left his home country immediately after the military coup that brought al-Bashir into power three decades ago.
Sudanese rulers of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) will lead the country for the first half of the transitional period by determining the president of the sovereignty council before the civilians will takeover in the remaining part of the three years, the Sudanese opposition confirmed in a press conference on Friday.
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The preliminary deal also includes the promise of an independent investigation into the June 3 massacre, in which 100 protesters were killed.
Protest leaders have further upped the pressure on the generals by calling for a similar mass protest on July 13, to be followed by a nationwide civil disobedience campaign a day later.
At least 136 people have been killed since June 3, according to doctors close to the protest movement.
When talks broke down, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed flew to Sudan to try to broker a new agreement between the two sides.
Negotiations resumed earlier this week, after tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Sudan's main cities over the weekend, in the biggest show of numbers since the razing of the protesters' sit-in camp. "The biggest challenge is to provide trust between the parties to implement the agreement", he said, adding that the government would face high expectations and major economic challenges.
Last month, representatives of the protesters were in talks with the military over who would take control of Sudan.
"This agreement opens the way for the formation of the institutions of the transitional authority, and we hope that this is the beginning of a new era", said Omar al-Degair, a leader of the FFC.