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Raila Odinga it is! Nasa unveils flag bearer

Nasa principals at Uhuru Park during the unveiling of the Opposition presidential candidate.

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has unveiled the much-awaited joint opposition presidential candidate.

In an event attended by thousands of supporters at the historic Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Raila Odinga was named the presidential candidate with Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate to face President Uhuru Kenyatta in August poll.

In the power structure Opposition leader Raila Odinga,  will not enjoy absolute power should he be elected on August 8.

Amani party leader Musalia Mudavadi: Premier Cabinet Secretary in charge of Government coordination. Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula: Deputy Premier CS responsible for economic sector coordination. Chama cha Mashinani leader Isaac Ruto: Deputy Premier CS social works responsible for governance and social services sector coordination.

A structure of the coalition agreement indicates that the NASA president will share power with his co-principals, including the appointment of Cabinet secretaries through consultations and concurrence.

The NASA leader will get a few slots in the Cabinet and the position of Premier Cabinet Secretary (PCS), who will be a quasi-Prime Minister. The Opposition leaders say this position does not require a constitutional amendment.