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Somalia elects new government.

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by mwitaz, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. mwitaz

    mwitaz JF-Expert Member

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    Somalia will today open a
    new chapter with a new
    government expected to
    be picked in a Presidential
    poll in Mogadishu.

    The election marks an end
    of the eight year turbulent
    term of the Transitional
    Federal Government (TFG)
    which had backing of the
    United Nations (UN).

    Under the new
    constitution, a 225 member
    bicameral parliament will
    be formed, consisting of an
    upper house seating 54
    Senators as well as a lower house with 30 percent of
    the National Constituent
    Assembly (NCA)
    earmarked for women.

    The President once picked,
    will select the prime
    Minister who in turns
    names the Cabinet.

    On June 23, 2012, the
    Somali federal and regional
    leaders approved a draft
    constitution which was
    overwhelmingly passed by
    The National Constituent Assembly on August 1.

    In a crowded field of 60
    candidates, incumbnet
    President Sheikh Sharif
    Sheikh Ahmed, Prime
    Minister Dr Abdiweli Ali,
    Speaker of Parliament Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden
    and former Prime Minister
    Mohamed Gedi are
    regarded as the front-
    runners in the race.

    A former UNICEF employee
    Hassan Sheikh Mahamud
    Mahamud founder of Peace
    and Development party
    (PDP), and former head of
    BBC Somali service Yusuf Galad are the latest
    entrants in the race. Others
    are Abdullahi Ahmed
    Addow, Prof Ahmed
    Samatar, Abdishakur
    Warsame,and Mohamed Farmajo.

    The candidates are seeking
    to occupy the presidential
    palace- Villa Somalia –
    which is based in
    Mogadishu, the country’s
    capital city that prior to the break out of civil war two
    decades ago, was known
    as the “White Pearl of the
    Indian Ocean”

    President Ahmed took
    office on January 31, 2009
    following the resignation
    of founder TFG president
    Abdulahi Yusuf.

    Dr Ali was picked as the PM
    on June 19, 2011 following
    the resignation of
    Mohamed Abdullahi

    Ahmed has the advantage
    of incumbency over his
    competitors, Dr Ali enjoys
    good rapport with cabinet
    ministers and MPs, while
    Gedi has been using his old networks to propel him to
    the top seat with Aden
    relying on the support of a
    section of MPs.

    “I am seeking to fulfil the
    pledge to restore law and
    order in Somalia and build
    on the gains we have
    achieved so far in the short
    period we have been at the helm,” Ahmed said at the

    Source: Standard Media

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    [​IMG] huko somalia

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    Mi nilifikiri unatupa matokeo ya uchaguzi wa serikali mpya kumbe unatukaririsha yale yale tunayoangalia Aljazeera na BBC
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    Mbona nilipata message toka 15500(DW:Wabunge wa Somalia wameahirisha zoezi la la kumchagua rais mpya wa nchi hiyo hii leo.Hata hivyo wamesena watafanya kikao cha kwanza cha bunge baadaye leo."
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    kati ya wagombea ni GEN MASLAX MOHAMED SIAD BARE ambaye upo uwezekano wa kua rais