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.