Somali PM given two more weeks to form cabinet, extending drift

January 17, 2015 1:59 PM

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Somali PM given two more weeks to form cabinet, extending drift

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's new prime minister was on Saturday given two more weeks to present a new cabinet to parliament after lawmakers rejected his first list, extending a period of drift in government that donors say is hurting recovery efforts.

Lawmakers had approved the appointment of Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke in December, the third premier in little more than a year, after a row between his predecessor and the president.

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