Somalia’s parliament speaker is urging the new prime minister to review his proposed cabinet after 105 lawmakers presented a petition calling for changes.
The fragile central government is trying to assert itself in this long-chaotic country after the election of Somali-American President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed last month.
But Saturday’s comments by parliament speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari are a warning that the cabinet lineup could be rejected if it isn’t changed to allow more power-sharing by Somalia’s powerful clans.
Jawari says the lineup goes against the power-sharing formula that clans agreed on previously.
The international community has poured in hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years for Somalia’s political and economic recovery.