MOGADISHU (Sh. M. Network) — Some of the 275-member new parliament of Somalia were sworn in by Somalia’s chief justice on Monday, historic move to end the three-years long running UN-backed Transitional period.
215 new members of parliament have been sworn in Monday’s swearing-in ceremony held Mogadishu, less than the seat of 275-members of the new parliament.
The UN envoy for Somalia Augustine Mahiga, representatives from IGAD, EU, Arab league and AU have called new parliamentarians to prepare for elections of a speaker and president.
General Muse Hassan, the oldest lawmaker in the new parliament was elected as acting speaker as on Tuesday is scheduled the parliamentarians to have the first session in Mogadishu, to organize the election of the speaker on August 25.
The move marks a new chapter in history as the country heals from 20-years of civil war that devastated the horn of Africa Nation.
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