[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Sunday applauded the Somali parties [statement] who have reached a "crucial political agreement" on Friday at the Garowe II Constitutional Conference [Garowe Online report]. According to Ban, the agreement provides the steps that Somalia [DOS backgrounder] must take in order to go about "ending the transition and putting in place a constitutional order in a new federal Somalia." The agreement also includes a provision that requires a minimum of 30 percent women...

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