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Monday, February 9, 2015

Somali parliament approves new cabinet

Somali parliament approves new cabinet

After weeks of political crisis and delays, Somali parliament has endorsed the cabinet by the prime minister who was forced to withdraw his initial line-ups after parliament's rejection.
Monday's meeting which ended without shouts and bangs is a new beginning for the prime minister who faced key challenges in getting his cabinet into office.
Parliamentary speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman who chaired the session said 191 members voted in favor of the cabinet while 22 others rejected his cabinet, mostly political novices.
Ministers were sworn into their respective offices after the vote, ending stalemates that moved the country deeper into serious political crisis.

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