Somalia: Jubbaland parliament re-elects Abdi Mohamed Abdirahman as its speaker

Kismaio, August 17 (Hornnews24) –  Jubbaland Regional State lawmakers in Somalia have on Saturday re-elected Abdi Mohamed Abdirahman as the new speaker of the assembly.

Mr. Abdirahman has won 55 votes while his contender Husein Shinow Ali has gained only 18 votes. The members of the parliament have likewise unanimously elected Adan Khalif as the 1st Deputy Speaker of Jubbaland parliament as he amassed 72 votes.

The election took place at the Jubbaland Parliament Building in the capital, Kismaio, where the newly elected speaker was sworn in by state’s chief justice.

Present at the occasion were members of the two houses of Somalia’s parliament, traditional leaders, politicians, officials from African Union Force in Somalia and members of the international community.

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