Africa

Motion filed to impeach Somali president

Successful impeachment requires vote of two-thirds of 275-member parliament

10.12.2018
Motion filed to impeach Somali president

By Mehmet Nuri Ucar

MOGADISHU

A motion signed by 92 lawmakers in Somalia has been submitted to parliament to impeach the country’s president.

Abdurrezzak Muallim, a member of parliament, told Anadolu Agency: "92 members of parliament submitted a motion to the Somali Parliament Speaker Mohamed Mursal Sheikh requesting an impeachment of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed."

The lawmakers accused the president of over-intervention in the management of the federal regions, denial of powers to local authorities, abuse of power and signing secret agreements with other countries.

According to the country’s constitution, 92 lawmakers had to sign a motion for it to be submitted to the speaker.

A successful impeachment requires a vote of the two-thirds of the 275-member parliament.

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