Somalia MPs approve Shirdon as the new prime minister

Mogadishu (KON) - Members of Somalia's parliament have approved the appointment of Abdi Farah Shirdon as the new prime minister.
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The MPs unanimously backed the ex-businessman, nominated by newly elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Before the vote Mr Shirdon said he would form "an effective government to deal with current situation".

Somalia has suffered more than 20 years of war and the election of Mr Mohamud last month was considered the first fair poll in Mogadishu for 42 years.

Addressing MPs, President Mohamud said he was confident the new prime minister would do something about the "country

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