Somalia appoints new PM, postpones the "One man, one vote model"

NEWS: Somalia appoints new PM, postpones the model “One Man, One Vote”

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:24 am

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed Mohamed Hussein Roble as the country’s new Prime Minister.

Roble, a newcomer to Somalian politics will have to fill the vacancy left by means of the former PM Ali Khaire, who was removed by using parliament remaining July, after failing to pave the way for thoroughly democratic elections earlier than early 2021.

“Members of Parliament had been instructed that Prime Minister Khaire is towards the two years of government time period extension so they expelled Khaire, remembers political analyst Dr. Hassan Sheikh Ali. From 2017 to 2021 – in 4 years, Somalia did no longer make any political progress, and that is unfortunate.”

Swedish-trained civil engineer Roble’s nomination as Prime Minister comes hours after an settlement was once brokered with regional leaders, in which the “one person, one vote model” which was once promised for the subsequent year’s elections has been dropped.

The foreign-backed authorities had been applauded in the previous through the worldwide neighborhood for pursuing the one person, one vote elections. However political infighting between the president and the country’s regional leaders has lead the government to delay the software of the UN-backed model until after the 2021 elections.