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Somali Lawmakers Position Themselves for 2016 Election

Somalia's new 66-member parliament is showing a new and increased willingness to challenge the president and prime minister. Lawmakers in the past often have rubber-stamped presidential initiatives, but the new parliament is exerting more independence. Some observers say this is a political ploy by the executives and parliament in an effort to remain in power beyond 2016. In an interview with VOA Somali service, Somalia Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmake blamed differences...

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