Somali PM set to expand cabinet

Somalia’s prime minister is set to reshuffle and expand his 20-member cabinet ahead of vote of confidence by the country’s parliament, sources told HOL Tuesday.

The reshuffle is expected to affect key ministers in charge of several ministers simultaneously, with Omar Abdirashid will be adding five more ministers into his cabinet, mostly political novices.

Major changes are unlikely at this point, according to sources.

The development comes few days after the Somali parliament voted in a favor of the prime minister who requested an extension for cabinet confidence deadline, after MPs expressed their opposition to the appointment of certain ministers in his cabinet.

The new political endeavors led by large number of legislators pose the most serious challenge to the new prime minister who is trying to balance his choices against the parliament’s checkmate game.

Source: Hiiraan

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