Somali parliament approves cabinet after weeks of wrangling

February 9, 2015 1:22 PM

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Somali parliament approves cabinet after weeks of wrangling

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's parliament approved a 25-strong cabinet on Monday, a pivotal step toward preparing the war-torn nation for a vote on a new constitution and presidential elections in 2016.

Wrangling over the cabinet has prolonged a period of drift that donors say is hurting recovery efforts. After more than two decades of war and still battling an Islamist insurgency, Somalia remains dependent on Western and other donors.

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