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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Somali Cabinet approves bills for Electoral and Boundary and Federalization Commissions

 A cabinet meeting in Mogadishu on Tuesday (November 18) chaired by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed approved legislation for creation of the Independent Higher Electoral Commission, a necessary element for the General Election to be held in 2016.


The meeting also approved the legislation for the Boundary and Federalization Commission which will expedite the federalization process of the country. The Commission will determine the boundaries of the Federal Member States and also will be mandated to resolve any conflict between the Federal states on their jurisdiction. The Commission is a necessary part of the legal procedures for 2016.

The Cabinet also approved the US$216 million budget for the fiscal year 2015.Deputy Prime Minister, Ridwan Hersi said most of the budget will be spent on security, public works, development projects and the salaries of civil servants.
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