Breaking: Somali parliament ousts cabinet

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Somalia Parliament has voted no-confidence against Prime Minister Hasan Ali Khayre, Speaker of People’s House announced on Saturday.

MPs has today gathered to discuss the coming elections and Independent Elections Committee’s report, but according Mohamed Islow Du’ale, MP and security minister, the agenda was changed immediately after the opening of the session into voting confidence against  the cabinet.

Mohamed Mursal Shekh Abdirahma, Speaker of People’s House announced that the parliament ousted Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre with 170 MPs in favour while 8 others against the motion.

He called President Farmajo to come up with a new Prime Minister to reach one-person-one-vote election, in which the President has agreed with FMS leaders it is impossible to hold on its time.

Minister of Internal Security Mohamed Abukar Islow said that the no-confidence vote is illegal and it encourages term extension. The cabinet suggested early this month that election should be held on its schedule with the consensus of all political stakeholders.

PM Khayre has emphasized that term extension could lead political, security and economic crises, and in order to avoid that punctual election is necessary.

Leaders of federal government and federal member states have issued on Wednesday a communique after five days of meeting, saying that election with general agreement should be held on its schedule.   

There is no comment from Prime Minister’s office yet.

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