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Somalia's transition- country to have a new president

08-20-2012 02:10 BJT

It's only a few hours to the commencement of Somalia's political transition that should see the country elect a new president to form a new government to replace the transitional federal government.

There are however conflicting reports on whether or not the presidential election will proceed on Monday as initially planned.

In line with Somalia's recently adopted constitution, 257 members of parliament are expected to vote in a new President by August 20th when the TFG's mandate lapses.

There however have been calls for a brief extension of the TFG's mandate to accommodate challenges that could lead to a delay in the presidential election. 24 candidates are seeking the presidency. The President will then appoint a Prime Minister to form a new government.

 

 

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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