Somali prime minister appoints new Cabinet after withdrawing first list of appointees

January 27, 2015 7:30 PM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia's prime minister has unveiled his Cabinet weeks after he withdrew his initial line-up following opposition by the parliament.

Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke on Tuesday appointed a 20-member Cabinet, mostly political newcomers, downsizing the number from the 26-member body that was dissolved earlier this month.

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