Sabahi (Washington, DC)

20 June 2014

Somalia: Somali Parliament Approves Constitutional Review Commission

The Somali parliament on Thursday (June 19th) approved the newly appointed five-member constitutional committee for the Independent Review and Implements Commission, according to the Ministry of Information.

The commission received overwhelming support from the parliament, with 139 lawmakers voting in favour of the commission, 9 against it, while 10 abstained.

The commission is charged with reviewing the Provisional Federal Constitution.

"The Federal Government of Somalia believes that the constitution making process should be a Somali-led and Somali-owned process, something that is very important to the legitimacy and the ultimate success of the process," Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir Mohamed said.

"The government is committed to the implementation of Vision 2016, including the review of the provisional constitutions, the implementation of federalism and the democratisation process in order to hold free and fair elections by 2016," he said.

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