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HirShabelle parliament tasks nine MPs to lead election of new president

Storyline:National News

HirShabelle state interim parliamentary speaker Mohamed Siyad Barqadle has appointed a nine-member committee to spearhead the election of a new president.

The team of nine MPs will be headed by Yussuf Ma’alin Jelle and deputised by Abukar Hassan Ali. Barqadle was elected earlier in the day by lawmakers to serve as interim speaker following their swearing-in today.

A new president will be elected in early November.