SRSG statement on the election of the Speaker of the new Somali Parliament
Mogadishu, 28 August 2012 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga offers his warmest congratulations to the Somali people on the election of a new Speaker of Parliament. Professor Mohammed Sheikh Osman (Jawari) was today overwhelmingly selected to represent the New Federal Parliament. The election of Deputy Speakers will take place in the immediate future, laying the groundwork for the election of the President, which the SRSG calls on all parties to ensure takes place "within ten days." Around 230 participated in today's voting, which was held at the Police Training Academy in Mogadishu.