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Somali Parliament Approves New PM

Somali lawmakers have approved the appointment of new Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, making him Somalia's third prime minister in the past two years. The Speaker of Parliament announced Wednesday that all 218 of the 224 lawmakers present voted in favor of the appointment. Before the vote, Sharmarke vowed that he will quickly assemble a Cabinet. His government must finish reviewing Somalia's provisional constitution, try to end political infighting, and hold...

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