Kenya election compromise
Former U.N. leader says power-sharing deal being drafted.
By Shashank Bengali
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
NAIROBI, Kenya – Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said
Tuesday that Kenya would have a solution to its postelection
crisis later this week as the country's dueling political parties
retired to an undisclosed location for what are expected to be
Few details have emerged from weeks of negotiations led by Annan,
and it isn't clear what a political compromise would look like –
or whether the two sides are even close to a deal.
Annan said President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila
Odinga – who charges that Kibaki stole December's massively flawed
election – had agreed to share power in a coalition government,
and that the talks were focusing on the form such a government