SOMALIA: Parliament approves nomination of new Somali PM Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed
The parliament’s Saturday session was attended by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and lawmakers who listened to the president’s appeal to the parliament to confirm the new Prime Minister.
239 MPs voted in favor for the new Prime Minister out of 243 lawmakers who gathered today at the session. Two MPs voted against the new Prime Minister while two others abstained.
The Speaker of the Federal Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari has announced the result of today’s parliament voting.
The new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has promised to bring stability into the troubled nation and will continue to eliminate terrorists and armed gangs threatening the peace of the country.
He said that upon receiving the parliament’;s vote of confidence that he will soon form a new cabinet and will bring before the parliament.
Mr Sheikh Ahmed, who is the second Prime Minister of Somalia since last year will take office in this week replacing the former Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon who was sacked by the parliament in a vote of no confidence following row with the president.