Son of ex-Somali president chosen as PM: Source

Somalia's president has chosen Ali Sharmarke to be prime minister in a unity government, government sources said.

Son of ex-Somali president chosen as PM: Source
Somalia's president has chosen Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, the U.S.-based son of a slain former leader, to be prime minister in a unity government designed to end civil war, government sources said.

President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's nomination was to be formally announced later on Friday in Djibouti, several senior government aides said. Ratification by parliament is expected to be a formality given Ahmed's wide backing in the legislature.

Sharmarke, who has held various United Nations posts and was educated in the United States, is the son of Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, an elected president who was assassinated in 1969 during a military coup.

Reuters
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