Somalia: The Approval of Country's New Cabinet Postponed

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Copies of the Qur'an are laid out ahead of the swearing-in ceremony for Members of the New Federal Parliament of Somalia (file photo).

Mogadishu — Somali parliament has on Saturday postponed the confidential vote for the new leaner cabinet ministers put forward by Abdi Farah Shirdon, Somali Prime Minister.

Somali Parliament speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari said the ballot which scheduled to take place on Saturday in Mogadishu has been delayed and no official date has been set for the next session.

However, the confidential vote was deferred due the technical problems, according Mohamud Omar Mohamed, a lawmaker in the federal parliament of Somalia.

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