Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed unveiled Friday (Nov. 12) his Cabinet, which lawmaker Ismail Ahmed said might not be approved by parliament. Several members of the 18-member Cabinet are based outside Somalia.

    “I doubt we shall approve them — because they were not selected on the basis of the constitution,” Ahmed told Reuters.

    “Unfortunately, the prime minister and his cabinet ministers are from the diaspora and the president’s group — and all of them were the supporters of the former Union of Islamic courts that was led by President [Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed],” he added.

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