Somalia: President Sharif announces Supreme Court will decide if candidates will join parliament


MOGADISHU, Somalia Aug 26 2012 (Garowe Online) – President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed announced on Saturday that candidates rejected as members of parliament by the selection committee will be judged by Mogadishu’s high court, Garowe Online reports. President Sharif at a press conference on Saturday night stated that Mogadishu’s high court would be giving the final judgment on candidates rejected by the Technical Selection Committee (TSC). “After reviewing the process we have decided that candidates rejected as parliamentarians will be put on trial by the Mogadishu high court, because these…

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