Somalia's National Constituent Assembly adopts new constitution
(Sh. M. Network)--Delegates to the Somalia's National Constituent Assembly (NCA) adopted Wednesday a new constitution for the horn of Africa country in 9-day gathering, the first in 52 years, ending the transitional period.
An 825-member constituent assembly, with delegates representing Somali clans and civil society debated the constitution for night-days, approved the constitution with 621 for, 13 against and 11 abstained from voting.
Somali prime Minster Abdiweli Mohamed Ali announced at the end of the approval session that Somalia has a constitution and the transitional period is ended, saying: "Today is a historic day for the Somali community and our country. today is the end of piracy and terrorism."
Aside from approving the new constitution,Somalia's leaders must before then also select a new 275-seat parliament and elect a new president on august 20.
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