sábado, 16 de marzo de 2013

Kenia elige presidente: contra la sombra de la violencia tribal

Publicado en The Shared Societies Project Blog (Club de Madrid). En inglés

Kenya has faced its most important general elections in the country’s 50 years of history. Five years have passed since the last content, with more than 1,000 people killed in political and tribal violence after the presidential election. In December 2007, the votes gave 47% percent to re-election candidate Mwai Kibaki against the 44% of opposition leader Raila Odinga. The accusations of election fraud, partially supported by international observers, made Odinga partisans to take the streets and protest. Police repression raised a cycle of months of violence that ended with a national agreement that made Kibaki President and Odinga Prime Minister.