Published On: Thu, Aug 10th, 2017

Puntland MPs overwhelmingly approve new cabinet

The parliament of Puntland state in northeastern Somalia has on Thursday passed the new cabinet proposed by President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali (Gaas).

During the Thursday’s gathering, 61 MPs approved the cabinet in a show of hands, while 3 legislators have abstained from the voting attended by 64 lawmakers.

The President of Puntland state Abdiweli Mohamed Ali (Gaas) who participated today’s session has thanked parliament for the approval of his new line-up.

Last month, July 18, the assembly has voted out the cabinet after deadlock between the MPs and the president over funds from Dubai-based DP World deal on Bosaso port.

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