Somalia parliaments endorse PM’s vote delay request

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baarlamaanka-610x250Few hours after the Somali prime minister has asked the parliament to give him ten more days to ‘consummate his cabinet ahead of cabinet confidence vote by the parliament.

According to a Somali legislator at the parliament, the parliament voted in favor of his appeal just before they started voting at a rowdy session that officials say would have rejected the new cabinet
line-ups.

Mr. Omar Abdirashid’s new cabinet, appointed after having withdrawn his initial cabinet ministers following a strong opposition from the parliament has got few political old-timers that saw MPs who lobbied hardly for ministerial positions being excluded.

The new political movement led by large number of legislators poses the most serious challenge  to the new prime minister who is trying to balance his choices against the parliament’s checkmate game.

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