|Parliament speaker calls for Unity|
|Posted: 12/29/2008 1:08:00 PM|
BAIDOA(Sh. M.Network)-Parliament speaker Adan Mohamed Nur called for unity after the resignation of Somalia’s president Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed.
“I have received and accepted the resignation letter of President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed,” Nur said.
“I congratulate the president for the bold step he has taken in respect of the transitional federal charter,” ha added.
Yusuf then left Baidoa for the semi-autonomous region of Puntland of which he had been president from 1989 to 2004.
Somalia’s parliament now has 30 days to elect a new president by secret ballot.
The winner must garner a two-thirds majority of the votes. If not, a second and third round of voting is called. In the last round, the winner would only need a simple majority.
Conflict in Somalia and power struggles that erupted since 1991 have Scuppered numerous initiatives to restore national stability.