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Somalia: Prominent Candidate for Speaker Relinquishes His Bid for Seat

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Somali speaker of Parliament, Prof.Mohamed Osman Jawari.

Mogadishu, Somalia — A prominent candidate in the elections for Speaker of Parliament Abdirazak Hasan Osman Jurile, has relinquished his bid for the seat, Garowe Online reports.

Mr. Jurile who gave a brief statement to press on Sunday cited family pressure to step down from the elections.

A professor of Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology, Mr. Jurile has served as Minister of Planning and International Cooperation in the Transitional Federal Government (TFG).

He also served as a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Siad Barre regime.

On Sunday, candidates for Speaker addressed parliament about their policies and strategies if elected and their qualifications.

There are 5 candidates running for Speaker of Parliament.

Sunday will be the final day for candidates who want to run for Speaker.

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