Parliament unanimously endorses Hassan Khaire as new PM

Parliament has unanimously endorsed Hassan Ali Khaire as the country’s new Prime Minister under President Mohamed Abdullahi Faramaajo’s administration.

All the 231 members present voted in favour of the new Premier effectively clearing him to form the new government.

Article 69 (2) of the Provisional Constitution mandates the Lower House of Parliament to debate and pass a vote on the new PM with a simple majority vote (50+1) required to endorse the President’s choice.

Khaire will now proceed to select his cabinet and all eyes are on him particularly regarding the size of the cabinet and whether he will pick from parliament or opt for an exclusively technocratic cabinet.

 


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