Somalia Swears in New Prime Minister

Somalia’s parliament has unanimously approved a new prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble, who was appointed on September 17, 2020.

The meeting, which was attended by 215 members, was chaired by the speaker of parliament, Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman, accompanied by his two deputies, Abdiweli Sheikh Ibrahim Mudey and Mahad Abdalla Awad.

The Prime Minister then addressed the House of Representatives, thanking them for their commitment to security, elections, the economy, good governance, justice, constitutional review, reconciliation and international cooperation.

He also promised to form a capable government that would take the country out of the current transition, and then asked for a vote.

Lawmakers unanimously approved the prime minister, and a vote of confidence was given to all 215 lawmakers present, the speaker of the Somali Federal Parliament announced.

Finally, the new Prime Minister was sworn in, in the presence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Bashe Yusuf Ahmed.

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