Mogadishu — Delegates from Somalia's transitional government and the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia who were holding talks in Djibouti have signed a power-sharing agreement after days of deadlocks, officials said.
Abdirahman Abdishakur, the chief of the opposition groups participating in the talks, told Shabelle that the agreed articles were included that 275 members would be included into the current parliament, 200 belonging to the ARS while 75 others would be given to civil society, traders and exiled Somalis.
Abdishakur added that 275 members from Somali parliament as well 275 others from the ARS would elect a new speaker of parliament that will do the job for two years.
According to the agreement the mixed MPs would also elect a new president that will then appoint a premier.
Asked about the withdrawal of the Ethiopian troops according to the agreement he said that decision was as agreed earlier.
The MPs would also modify the recent constitution.
The agreement is expected to be officially signed on Wednesday noon.