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Vol 47 No 1

Published 6th January 2006

Voters' voices

The electorates have spoken but the incumbent regimes don't want to listen

KENYA: The stand-off over the new constitution between President Mwai Kibaki's supporters and those of Raila Odinga will dominate politics. The best prospect for the government would be a compromise, allowing it to serve out its full term until December 1997 and rebuild a broad base of national support. The best option for the opposition would be to recall parliament, force a no-confidence vote and fight early elections with the momentum of its victory in October's constitutional referendum.

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