is the final clan grouping to hand in a list of agreed nominees
for the proposed Transitional National Assembly (TNA) at the
Djibouti-hosted Somali National Peace Conference.
has been urged by Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh to
hold the first sitting of the assembly by the weekend.
two sub-clans, the Ogaden and the Murusade, have refused to
accept the decision of the Arbitration Committee set up by
part of the major Hawiye grouping, rejected the four seats
allocated to them in the proposed Transitional National Assembly,
and negotiations are continuing with clan elders, sources
at the conference told IRIN.
a sub-clan of the Darood grouping, have threatened to leave
the conference after being given seven seats.
major clans - Darood, Hawiye, Digil-Mirifle and Dir - have
been allocated 44 seats to divide up among sub-clans; the
Alliance of Minorities has 24 seats, and the Women's group
has 25 seats.
group has decided, after weeks of debate, to divide their
seats according to clan. Two major clans, the Darood and the
Hawiye, handed in nomination lists for the proposed Transitional
National Assembly (TNA) on Monday.
gives 55 percent share of its allocated 44 seats to the Harti
subclan confederation, sources at the conference told IRIN.
Among this Harti quota of 24 seats, the Majertein has received
the lion's share with 15 seats.
- clan of former president Mohamed Siad Barre - received nine
seats within the Harti confederation, accounting for 21 percent
of the distribution.
- an alliance between the Ogadeni sub-clans and smaller Darood
communities - have been granted seven seats, giving them 16
the Hawiye, the Abgal and the Habir Gidir have emerged dominant.
The Abgal and their allies, the Mudulood sub-clan, have 11
seats, representing 25 percent of the clan's 44 seat quota.
The second-largest representation is the Habir Gidir with
eight seats, amounting to nearly 18 percent of the Hawiye