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Somaliland: Speaker of New House of Representatives Takes Office

Hargeisa (SD) – In a ceremony held in Hargeisa yesterday, the new Speaker of the Somaliland House of Representatives took over from the previous Speaker.

The new leadership of the House of Representatives were elected on Tuesday to lead Somaliland’s 5th House of Representatives, officially taking over from the House of Representatives elected in 2005, after 16 years in office.

The new Speaker of the House of Representatives of Somaliland Abdirisaq Khalif announced the official start date for the council meetings.

“We are pleased that our former House of Representatives friends have warmly Transferred the leadership to us , we have pledged to work together in unity as a council from tomorrow, Sunday, when the council will officially begin its sessions.” The speaker told reporters.

The new deputy speakers also promised to work on the unification of the members of the House of Representatives, divided over their election.

The elected leaders of the new Somaliland House of Representatives, are all from the Somaliland opposition parties Waddani and UCID.

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