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  Adar 22, 5768 , 28/02/08

Kenya President, Opposition Sign Agreement

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga signed an agreement Thursday at a ceremony in Nairobi to end the country's bloody post-election crisis. The deal, brokered by ex-UN head Kofi Annan, calls for the formation of a coalition government comprising members of the current ruling party and opposition. A new post of Prime Minister will be created, and is expected to be filled by Mr. Odinga. Some 1,500 people died in political violence after Odinga claimed he was robbed of victory in December's polls. International observers agreed the count was flawed.

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