MOGADISHU (Sh. M. Network) – Five candidates are running for the post of Somalia’s parliament speaker, officials said Sunday, as slow progress is made towards selecting a new administration for the war-torn nation.
After meeting in Aden Adde airport, the electoral committee “received five candidacies for speaker, 11 for first deputy, and four for second deputy speaker as the parliament is scheduled to elect its speaker and his two deputies next Tuesday, August 28,2012.
All five candidates for speaker — to be selected by parliament in a secret ballot —the candidates are former ministers in previous transitional administrations of Somalia.
Contender for speaker:-
1-Prof. Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari
2-Prof. Ali Khalif Galeyr
3-Abdi-rashid Mohamed Hidig
5-Hassan Abshir Farah
Once the speaker is selected, parliament will then vote for a new president, with over a dozen candidates expected to be in the running for the top post.
Somalia has not had a stable central government since the 1991 ouster of Dictator Mohammed Siad Barre, which sparked rounds of bloody civil war and decades of chaos.
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