MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 12 (UPI) -- Somalia's exiled Parliament voted Thursday to return from Kenya and set up not in the lawless capital of Mogadishu, but two other relatively stable cities.
Of 152 members of Parliament present, 145 voted in favor of setting up in Baidoa and Jowhar until Mogadishu is considered safe.
However, more than 100 members of the 275-member Parliament remain in Somalia, refusing to join the exiles or recognize the latest votes. They include the warlords who now control the capital.
Somalis in Nairobi also voted to create a regional peacekeeping force in Somalia, which has been wracked by warlord-led violence for the past 14 years.
The African Union is meeting to consider a proposal to send 1,700 Sudanese and Ugandan troops to ensure the security of President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed.
Earlier this week, three Mogadishu warlords said they would start withdrawing their forces from the capital and set up a unified militia.