Mursal Abdirahman elected as the new Somali parliament speaker

A former Defense Minister has been elected the new speaker of Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament, local media outlets have reported.

The new speaker is in the person on Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, the Voice of America’s Harun Maruf confirmed in a tweet. He has also previously served as ambassador to Turkey.

Lawmakers converged on Monday to elect a new speaker following the long-drawn political crisis that led to the resignation of Mohamed Osman Jawari.



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