Interim chairperson of the new Somali parliament, General Muse Sheikh Hassan Abdulle Hassan
Monday, August 20, 2012
211 members of the new Somali Parliament have been sworn today at Mogadishu Airport Hall and elected General Muse Sheikh Hassan Abdulle as new interim chairperson before the election of new Speaker and two Deputies. Gen Muse Sh. Hassan former member of Somali National Army is 72 years old, the oldest member of the new Somali parliament.
The interim Chairperson congratulated the Somali people for the selection of new parliament and the end of the transitional government. H also said that the candidates for the position of Speaker should submit their candidacies before August 25, to a parliamentary election committee he will appoint soon. The parliamentary committee will work every day from 9 am to 3 pm.
Gen Muse Sh. Hassan Abdulle, interim chairperson of the new Somali parliament detailed the process for the election of new Speaker and said that all candidates will participate in the first round of voting, while the four candidates who get the highest votes will participate in the second round, followed by final round in which the two candidates of highest votes will participate. The winner of the last two candidates will be the new Speaker.
Today August 20, 2011 marks the end of the mandate of the transitional federal government while the newly established permanent parliament will elect new speaker and new president who will appoint a new prime minister for the formation of new cabinet.
The submission of candidacy for the position of parliamentary Speaker will end on August 25, 2012 and the election will take place on August 26, 2012. No date has been fixed for the election of new president.
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