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Somalia’s Prime Minister Loses Confidence Vote Amid Dispute

Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon was removed from office after he lost a confidence vote in parliament, following a dispute with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud over cabinet appointments.

The vote was backed by 184 lawmakers against 64 who voted in favor of Shirdon, Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawarey told lawmakers today in the capital, Mogadishu. Shirdon said before the vote that he had a disagreement with Mohamoud about appoints to his administration.