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New Somali PM Seeks Parliament Confirmation

The Somali Parliament is scheduled to cast their votes today over the appointment of new Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.

If his appointment is confirmed by Somalia’s parliament, Sharmarke, a Somali-born Canadian citizen, would become the country’s third prime minister in 26 months.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as his new prime minister on December 17, 2014.

Sharmarke was Somalia’s ambassador to the United States. He previously served 18 months as prime minister in 2009 and 2010 under the Transitional Federal Government.

The official voting results is due to be announced in the coming hours.

Source: Hiiraan