U.N. envoy optimistic Somali parliament will approve new cabinet

February 5, 2015 8:00 PM

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U.N. envoy optimistic Somali parliament will approve new cabinet

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations special envoy to Somalia is optimistic that the country's parliament will approve the prime minister's new cabinet next week, allowing preparations to begin for a new constitution and presidential elections in 2016.

In December, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud named his third prime minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, after a row with the previous premier.

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