MOGADISHU (SD) – Sheikh Adan Mohamed Nur Madobe has won the election of the speaker of the 11th parliament of Somalia after defeating his rival Hassan Abdi Nur by a landslide.
Aden Madobe’s victory means the opposition has won the parliamentary election, with Villa Somalia candidate Hassan Abdi Nur losing.
Sheikh Aden Madobe received 163 votes while defeated MP Hassan Abdi Nur received 89 votes, according to the interim speaker of the Somali parliament.
The election took more than five hours, and came hours after members of parliament from Elwaq were removed, as pro-Villa Somalia lawmakers refused to participate.
This is the second time Aden Madobe will lead the parliament, having also served as speaker of parliament from January 31, 2007 to May 25, 2010.
On the other hand, the interim speaker of the Somali parliament announced that the election of the two deputies has been postponed until tomorrow morning.
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