Swearing in of new Somalia parliament delayed

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Friday December 16, 2016 - 15:22:39 in Wararkii u danbeeyay
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    Swearing in of new Somalia parliament delayed

    Somalia embattles to meet a deadline as federal institutions terms expire in 2016 and formation of new parliament faces challenges.

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Outgoing Somalia parliament was elected in 2012 by clan leaders.
Somalia embattles to meet a deadline as federal institutions terms expire in 2016 and formation of new parliament faces challenges.

Mogadishu- Long awaited swearing in of new members of Somalia’s parliament has been delayed. The swearing-in ceremony was scheduled on Thursday, after series of postponements.

The Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team, the body that is responsible the electoral process, has not commented so far.

According to the Provisional Constitution of Somalia, the Federal Parliament will consist of 275 members of the House of the People and 54 members of the Upper House of Parliament.

Electoral Delegates seated in the state capitals of the federal member states voted for the members of the two houses. The indirect elections was put in place as the term of the federal institutions expires in 2016 and direct election cannot be held for security reasons, according to the federal authorities.

The House of the People and the Upper House of Parliament will elect the president.

Despite remaining unfilled seats, Somalia hoped to convene Parliamentary session to elect speakers and then vote for president in December.

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Write to Jama Ahmed Jama, the Editor-in-Chief of Somaliland Daily, at 
info@somalilanddaily.com




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