Somalia: Number of MPs awarded Certificate reaches 200 Parliamentarians

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The Federal Electoral Commission has been conducting the registration and certification of members of both Houses of the Federal Parliament of Somalia for the seventh day in a row.

The members to be certified today include MP Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, a presidential candidate, and MP Abdisamad Moalim Mohamud, the son of Ahlu Sunna leader, and Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoum, a former Somali ambassador to Pakistan.

The Federal Electoral Commission has today announced that the number of registered members of the two houses has reached 200, including those elected from the states in the country, the Northern regions and the Benadiri communities.

Lawmaker Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, one of the lawmakers who received the certificate today, called for the implementation of the Electoral Commission’s schedule for the swearing in of MPs on the 14th of this month (April).

MP Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame also called for a solution to the grievances of the South West State and acknowledged their concerns and did not want anyone to be left out.

The Federal Electoral Commission has awarded the highest number of seats to the newly elected members of parliament, leaving only the South West constituency.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble met with some representatives of the international community to discuss the country’s final elections and preparations for the swearing-in of members of both houses.

Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble also met with the Federal Electoral Commission Chairman and the House of Representatives officials and legal experts to discuss the preparations for the swearing-in of lawmakers scheduled for the 14th of April.

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