Somali'a prime minister voted out of office for being 'ineffective'

Somalia's Parliament voted to remove its prime minister on Monday after both the president and the parliament deemed him "ineffective."
Posted By JC Finley   |   Dec. 3, 2013 at 6:01 AM   |   0 comments

Dec. 3 (UPI) --A no-confidence vote passed Somalia's Parliament on Monday after members spent Sunday debating a motion that accused Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon of "ineffectiveness."

Parliamentary Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawaari announced the passage of the no-confidence motion on Monday, stating "Two hundred and forty-nine lawmakers voted. One hundred and eighty-four voted in favor of the motion against the prime minister, and 65 lawmakers opposed."

Appointed prime minister in 2012 by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as his partner in rebuilding the country, they seem to have had a falling out recently. In November, the president had requested his prime minister's resignation because of his ineffectiveness. When the prime minister refused to step down, parliament reviewed his appointment, setting in motion the vote of no confidence.

The prime minister will remain in office until a replacement is named, although there is no word yet on who that will be.

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