Somalia: Puntland Parliament topple cabinet over growing corruption & insecurity

Published: July 19, 2017

Members of Somalia’s autonomous region Puntland Parliament ousted the state’s cabinet of ministers over growing corruption and insecurity, Horseed Media reports.

In a rare move, over 40 MPs filed a no-confidence motion on Tuesday against the cabinet after a previous meeting between a committee from the Parliament and Puntland President along several of his ministers failed to reach sufficient conclusions.

Members of the Parliament criticized the regional cabinet of failing to address the growing insecurity incidents in some parts of the state and corruption.

The vote of no-confidence in the cabinet received support of 47 out of the 66 members of the Parliament, according to the official results.

Following the move by the Puntland lawmakers, President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas held a Press Conference in which he accepted the vote of the Parliament.

President Ali added that he will begin consultations with his Vice on forming a new cabinet within the 21-day deadline.

Puntland declared itself to be semi-autonomous from Somalia in 1998 as fighting raged through most of the country.

Unlike the self-declared state of Somaliland, Puntland is not trying to obtain international recognition as a nation. It seeks to become part of the united Somalia that is a federal republic.

Horsed Media

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