Chronology of Events

  • 30 Jan 2013 - The 825-member National Constituent Assembly (NCA) convenes in Mogadishu to discuss, vote on, and adopts a new Provisional Constitution.
  • 30 Jan 2013 - The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) adopts a draft Provisional Constitution. 621 delegates voted yes, 13 voted against and 11...
  • 30 Jan 2013 - President of Somalia Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed signs a presidential decree on the National Security and Stabilization Plan (NSSP). [link to the NSSP Somali and English version), which provides the immediate, medium and long-term priority actions required to strengthen the...
  • 30 Jan 2013 - Inauguration of the new Somali Federal Parliament takes place in Mogadishu with some 215 of the total number of 275 Members of Parliament are sworn in, comfortably passing the benchmark of 185 which allows for the New Federal Parliament to convene with a functioning majority.
  • 30 Jan 2013 - Professor Mohammed Sheikh Osman (Jawari) is elected to represent the New Federal Parliament as their Speaker. Jeilani Nur Ikar and Mahad Abdalla Awed were also elected for the positions of the First Deputy and Second Deputy Speaker respectively.
  • 21 Jan 2013 - Somalia's Parliamentarians select Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, a former political activist and founder of Somalia's first political party "Peace and Development Party (PDP)"
  • 21 Jan 2013 - President Hassan Sheikh nominates Abdi Farah Shirdon "Saacid", an economist, entrepreneur and chairman of the Rajo Forum party he formed in 2012, for the post of Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia.
  • 17 Jan 2013 - The Somali Federal Parliament endorses Mr. Abdi Farah Shirdon "Saacid" as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia.
  • 17 Jan 2013 - Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon announces the nomination of a Council of Ministers. It includes: Mrs Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Abdullahi Abyan Nur, Minster of Justice, Religious Affairs and Endowments, Mr. Abdihakin...
  • 17 Jan 2013 - The Somali Federal Parliament endorses the Council of Ministers which was announced by Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon on 4 November. The ten member cabinet is the most streamlined in Somali history and the smallest in Africa while for the first time a woman holds a top...

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