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Power-sharing deal ends Kenyan vote crisis

Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki named rival Raila Odinga as prime minister on Sunday, ending months of power struggles that began with the national presidential elections in December, CNN reported.

More than 1,000 people died and 300,000 more were displaced during violence caused by the disputed results of December's election.

The two men are expected to create a power-sharing government as soon as parliament passes laws to legalize their actions.

Kibaki also nominated 40 people to the nation's Cabinet. The posts are divided equally between Kibaki's Pary of National Unity and allies, Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement.

The Kenyan public is growing impatient. Scuffles broke out several days this week in Kenyan's slums between police and citizens protesting the delays.

United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the two leaders Monday, pressuring them to reach an agreement this week.