Somali PM dissolves new cabinet

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Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has dismissed his newly nominated cabinet, a government official told Xinhua in the wee hours Saturday.

"The PM decided to dissolve the newly appointed cabinet due to strong opposition from parliament," said member of Parliament Ali noor Bodaye, adding that Sharmarke is expected to appear before the national assembly on Saturday to request more time to form new government.

Sharmarke announced his new cabinet earlier this week. However, there has been a standoff within the national assembly on approving the new cabinet, which largely comprised of former cabinet ministers.

Sharmarke, former Somali Ambassador to the United States, was appointed as premier in December last year, after his predecessor was ousted via motion of no confidence.

The international community has warned against the recurrence of violence in the horn of African state due to unstable political standoff among the Somali leaders. Endite

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