MOGADISHU (Sh.M.Network)—A high court in Somalia has announced on Wednesday it suspended all the proceedings over the selection of the parliamentarians, officials said.
Aydid Ilka Hanaf Judge, Supreme Court judge, told Shabelle Media Network that he ruled the decision since the process of MP selection was completed by the Somali traditional elders, comprising of 135 members.
“The high court will only accept the lawsuits against the disputed MPs in the new parliament that were not singled out and selected by their clans,” he added.
The remarks came after some Somali tribes voiced their refusal against what they termed “corruption in MPs selection.”
Somalia appointed a new 275-member federal parliament for September 26th, a move that officially put an end to the 8-year transitional government.
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