Somalia: Parliamentary Selection Process underway in Jubaland

Somalia

KISMAYO, Somalia Jan 1, 2015 (Garowe Online)-The President of Somalia’s Jubaland administration Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Madobe) has discussed parliamentary selection process with his cabinet, Garowe Online reports.

Some cabinet ministers suggested the selection of Jubaland Members of Parliament to be based on 4.5 quota like 275-seat-chamber of Federal Parliament.

However, as a result of intense debate on the matter Jubaland leader told Garowe Online that the new MPs of Jubaland will instead be cherry-picked from Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba and Gedo regions of which Jubaland consists.

Madobe added that the power-sharing formula of 4.5 will no longer be beneficial for the federal state.

Jubaland gained its recognition from Mogadishu-based Federal government in August 2013.

GAROWE ONLINE

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