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Parties in Kenya Discussing Joint Government

Kenya's battling political factions were discussing details of a possible joint government after weeks of bloodshed over disputed elections that resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 people, a lawmaker said Friday.

The country's ruling party and opposition were discussing who would lead the government and what roles each party would play, William Rutto, a lawmaker from the opposition Orange Democractic Movement, told The Associated Press.

But former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who is acting as a go-between, said no agreement had yet been reached.


Word of the talks came hours after President Mwai Kibaki said he was "committed" to the negotiations, but there was no immediate comment from the government or Kibaki's Party of National Unity.

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