Somali prime minister kicked out
03 December 2013, 09:17
Mogadishu - Somalia's parliament voted on Monday to sack Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon in a no-confidence vote, the speaker of parliament said, after a row with the president that has paralysed the state and threatened a shaky recovery from war.
The prime minister, who was appointed last year, fell out with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud over what legislators said was a dispute over the composition of a new cabinet.
Parliament speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari said 184 lawmakers voted against the prime minister, while on 65 members supported him.
The prime minister's deputies are expected to handle his duties until a replacement is found, the speaker said.