Puntland parliament rejects term extension by the federal government

The Puntland House of Representatives held a lengthy debate on the mandate extension by Somalia’s lower house.

Ahead of the vote, members of the parliament listened to a briefing by President Abdullahi Said Deni, who returned from Mogadishu and participated in the failed election talks between the federal government and the states.

A vote of a motion against the Somali parliament’s legislation was approved by 49 members of the Puntland parliament, with one opposed the move and two abstained.
The Speaker of the Puntland House of Representatives has announced that the Puntland parliament has vehemently rejected a two-year extension of the federal government’s mandate, which expired months ago.

The move by the Puntland parliament is in support of the administration’s decision, which strongly opposes the federal government’s term extension.