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Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed approved as Prime Minister by Somalian Parliament

Dec 22, 2013 12:29 IST


Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed appointed as Prime Minister by the President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud last week was approved overwhelmingly by the Somalian Parliament. 
Abdiweli replaced outgoing Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon. Abdi was ousted in November 2013 by the Parliament following a rift with the Somali President over policy differences.
In the voting held for the endorsement of the new Prime Minister in the Parliament, 239 votes out of total 243 were put in favour of Abdiweli.  The result was announced by the Somali Parliament Speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari on 22 December 2013.The endorsement of Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as Prime Minister was welcomed by the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay. 
About Somalia
Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa and its capital is Mogadishu.
It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on the mainland.
Somalia’s Political System:
Somalia was renamed as Federal Republic of Somalia on 20 August 2012 following the end of interim mandate provided by the Transitional Federal Government (TGF).
The TGF was formed in November 2004 as part of Roadmap for the End of Transition, which was a political process that provided clear benchmarks leading toward the establishment of permanent democratic institutions in Somalia by late August 2012.
Concurrent with the end of the TFG's interim mandate on 20 August 2012, the Federal Parliament of Somalia was inaugurated, ushering in the Federal Government of Somalia, the first permanent central government in the country since the start of the civil war in 1991.
Federal Parliament:
Federal Parliament of Somalia is 225-member bicameral parliament comprising of an upper house seating 54 Senators as well as a lower house.
30% of the total seats in the Parliament are earmarked for women.
The President is appointed via a constitutional election.
The President selects a Prime Minister, who then appoints a Cabinet.
United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) 
The UNSOM was formed on 3 June 2013 by a resolution adopted by United Nation Security Council on 2 May 2013.The UNSOM is formed for an initial period of 12 months during which it is mandated to provide policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peace building and state-building in the areas of:  governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including preparations for elections in 2016), and coordination of international donor supAbdiweli Sheikh Ahmed appointed as Prime Minister by the President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud last week was approved overwhelmingly by the Somalian Parliament. 
Abdiweli replaced outgoing Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon. Abdi was ousted in November 2013 by the Parliament following a rift with the Somali President over policy differences.

In the voting held for the endorsement of the new Prime Minister in the Parliament, 239 votes out of total 243 were put in favour of Abdiweli.  The result was announced by the Somali Parliament Speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari on 22 December 2013.

The endorsement of Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as Prime Minister was welcomed by the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay. 

About Somalia

Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa and its capital is Mogadishu.

It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. 

Somalia has the longest coastline on the mainland.

Somalia’s Political System:

Somalia was renamed as Federal Republic of Somalia on 20 August 2012 following the end of interim mandate provided by the Transitional Federal Government (TGF).

The TGF was formed in November 2004 as part of Roadmap for the End of Transition, which was a political process that provided clear benchmarks leading toward the establishment of permanent democratic institutions in Somalia by late August 2012.

Concurrent with the end of the TFG's interim mandate on 20 August 2012, the Federal Parliament of Somalia was inaugurated, ushering in the Federal Government of Somalia, the first permanent central government in the country since the start of the civil war in 1991.

Federal Parliament:

Federal Parliament of Somalia is 225-member bicameral parliament comprising of an upper house seating 54 Senators as well as a lower house.

30% of the total seats in the Parliament are earmarked for women.

The President is appointed via a constitutional election.

The President selects a Prime Minister, who then appoints a Cabinet.

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) 

The UNSOM was formed on 3 June 2013 by a resolution adopted by United Nation Security Council on 2 May 2013.

The UNSOM is formed for an initial period of 12 months during which it is mandated to provide policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peace building and state-building in the areas of:  governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including preparations for elections in 2016), and coordination of international donor supportAbdiweli Sheikh Ahmed appointed as Prime Minister by the President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud last week was approved overwhelmingly by the Somalian Parliament. 

Abdiweli replaced outgoing Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon. Abdi was ousted in November 2013 by the Parliament following a rift with the Somali President over policy differences.

In the voting held for the endorsement of the new Prime Minister in the Parliament, 239 votes out of total 243 were put in favour of Abdiweli.  The result was announced by the Somali Parliament Speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari on 21 December 2013.The endorsement of Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as Prime Minister was welcomed by the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay. 

About Somalia

Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa and its capital is Mogadishu.

It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on the mainland.

Somalia’s Political System:

Somalia was renamed as Federal Republic of Somalia on 20 August 2012 following the end of interim mandate provided by the Transitional Federal Government (TGF).

The TGF was formed in November 2004 as part of Roadmap for the End of Transition, which was a political process that provided clear benchmarks leading toward the establishment of permanent democratic institutions in Somalia by late August 2012.

Concurrent with the end of the TFG's interim mandate on 20 August 2012, the Federal Parliament of Somalia was inaugurated, ushering in the Federal Government of Somalia, the first permanent central government in the country since the start of the civil war in 1991.

Federal Parliament:

Federal Parliament of Somalia is 225-member bicameral parliament comprising of an upper house seating 54 Senators as well as a lower house.

30% of the total seats in the Parliament are earmarked for women.

The President is appointed via a constitutional election.

The President selects a Prime Minister, who then appoints a Cabinet.

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) 

The UNSOM was formed on 3 June 2013 by a resolution adopted by United Nation Security Council on 2 May 2013.The UNSOM is formed for an initial period of 12 months during which it is mandated to provide policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peace building and state-building in the areas of:  governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including preparations for elections in 2016), and coordination of international donor supAbdiweli Sheikh Ahmed appointed as Prime Minister by the President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud last week was approved overwhelmingly by the Somalian Parliament. 

Abdiweli replaced outgoing Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon. Abdi was ousted in November 2013 by the Parliament following a rift with the Somali President over policy differences.

 

In the voting held for the endorsement of the new Prime Minister in the Parliament, 239 votes out of total 243 were put in favour of Abdiweli.  The result was announced by the Somali Parliament Speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari on 22 December 2013.

 

The endorsement of Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as Prime Minister was welcomed by the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay. 

 

About Somalia

 

Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa and its capital is Mogadishu.

 

It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. 

 

Somalia has the longest coastline on the mainland.

 

Somalia’s Political System:

 

Somalia was renamed as Federal Republic of Somalia on 20 August 2012 following the end of interim mandate provided by the Transitional Federal Government (TGF).

 

The TGF was formed in November 2004 as part of Roadmap for the End of Transition, which was a political process that provided clear benchmarks leading toward the establishment of permanent democratic institutions in Somalia by late August 2012.

 

Concurrent with the end of the TFG's interim mandate on 20 August 2012, the Federal Parliament of Somalia was inaugurated, ushering in the Federal Government of Somalia, the first permanent central government in the country since the start of the civil war in 1991.

 

Federal Parliament:

 

Federal Parliament of Somalia is 225-member bicameral parliament comprising of an upper house seating 54 Senators as well as a lower house.

 

30% of the total seats in the Parliament are earmarked for women.

 

The President is appointed via a constitutional election.

 

The President selects a Prime Minister, who then appoints a Cabinet.

 

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) 

 

The UNSOM was formed on 3 June 2013 by a resolution adopted by United Nation Security Council on 2 May 2013.

 

The UNSOM is formed for an initial period of 12 months during which it is mandated to provide policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peace building and state-building in the areas of:  governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including preparations for elections in 2016), and coordination of international donor support.

 

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