were held Monday throughout Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia,
to celebrate the successful election of the speaker of the
interim parliament of the country which has no central government
due to a decade civil war.
of Banoda telecommunications Abdulwahab Sheikh Adan jumped
up and down in happiness after the election result was announced
last night at Arta, Djibouti, where a peace conference has
been held since May to end the civil war in Somalia.
Dero Issak, secretary-general of the Rahwein Resistant Army,
was elected last night as head of the 245-member provisional
parliament of Somalia, gaining 75 percent of the 194 votes
Malaq, one of the popular elders of Rahanwein in Gurban district,
characterized the nomination of the speaker of Somalia National
Assembly ( the interim parliament) as "a gigantic step forward".
said he believed that the Rahanwein people are now for the
first time being well represented in Somalia's top politics
to the technical and secretariat committee in charge of the
election, the parliament will elect the president in the next
few days, adding that 45 candidates have so far forwarded
their documents to run for the presidency of Somalia.
who can obtain at least two thirds of the votes in the parliament
will stand for the election, but the one who gets at least
123 votes will become Somali president in the interim period
of three years, according to the committee.