For the last four weeks a team led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been trying to broker a deal between the Kenyan government of President Mwai Kibaki and the opposition led by Raila Odinga.
The negotiations have concentrated on a power sharing agreement and a transitional arrangement leading to new elections.
A recent report by the international crisis group says three complimentary sets of issues must be addressed to finalize a detailed power sharing agreement.
Francois Grignon is director of the Africa program of the ICG. In a telephone interview to discuss the issues at stake, he told VOA reporter Akwei Thompson the opposition would demonstrate a stronger political will to tackle the task of legal and constitutional reform needed during the transition period because …”the electoral dispute left them out, the losers….”