Abdi Farah Shirdon has been tapped to head the permanent government and his appointment will proceed to the nation's Parliament for approval, the U.N. News Service said.
"The appointment of a new prime minister is another important step forward in the country's peace-building process," said the secretary-general's special representative for Somalia, Augustine P. Mahiga.
Once approved, Shirdon will begin forming a cabinet with secretaries also approved by the legislative body, the United Nations reported, a key step in creating a stable government.
"The new authorities will play the central role in promoting the reconciliation and good governance necessary to achieve lasting peace and stability in Somalia," Mahiga said.
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