World Bulletin/News Desk
Somali political leaders have formally approved a new draft constitution, which according to the United Nations was in the process for seven years.
The country is currently going through period political transitions, which will see the assembly of elders formally adopt Somalia’s new constitution; the election and voting of a new parliament, and the election and appointment of a new president, by the legislature.
According to a United Nation’s agreement and timeframe, all factional and political leaders involved in the process, must see to the implementation of these processes before 20 August 2012.
Leaders of Somalia’s interim government, the Transnational Federal Government, approved the new draft constitution.
The countries President, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, Prime Minister, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali and four other political leaders signed the document.
The document signing session took place in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali says that the draft constitution is only a provisional measurer taken, until Somali citizen’s can vote on the constitution.
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