Somali: Somali Lower House Of Parliament Extends President’s Term For Two Years

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known by his nickname Farmajo, has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.

Somalia’s lower house of parliament on Monday voted to extend the president’s mandate – which expired in February – after months of deadlock over the holding of elections in the fragile state. However the speaker of the Senate slammed the move as unconstitutional, and the resolution was not put before the upper house, which would normally be required, before being signed into law.

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