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Somali parliamentarians push for vote on prime minister approval

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Members of Somalia's parliament requested on Sunday (October 14th) that President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud seek parliament's approval for newly appointed Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon within two days, Radio Mogadishu reported.

Lawmakers said it is of vital importance for the country that parliament's vote of confidence be held as soon as possible to confirm the prime minister's appointment, the radio reported.

During the session, chaired by Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari, lawmakers also discussed proposed rules and amendments to existing parliamentary bylaws that are expected to debated on in the coming days.


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