Somalia: PM Khaire Meets Speaker Mursal Over Farmaajo Impeachment Motion Stalemate

Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and Speaker Mohamed Mursal on Monday night held a closes door meeting seeking to resolve an impasse that followed the filing of an impeachment motion against President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.

"Tonight I held meeting with the speaker of Somalia's parliament, Mohamed Mursal sheikh Abdirahman, we discussed on how the executive and the legislature can work together" PM Khaire tweeted on his official Twitter account.

The two also are said to have discussed the ongoing division between Mursal and his two deputies.

The meeting was held at the Higher Education Ministry Headquarters in the capital Mogadishu hours after the Premier returned from an official visit of Qatar.

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The country was thrown into a fresh political crisis last week when a section of Mps filed the motion seeking to fire President Farmaajo for allegedly "violating" the constitution.

The government blamed an unnamed foreign country of funding the motion.

Mursal has been at loggerhead with the government on the past fortnight publicly clashing with it over what he claims is "interference" in the South West State politics. Mursal on Sunday demanded for the immediate release of regional presidential candidate and former AlShabaab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow was arrested for allegedly reneging on terms of his surrender from militancy.

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