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Somalia’s president signs law extending his mandate for two years – state news agency

PUBLISHED: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:16:06 GMT

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MOGADISHU, April 14 (Reuters) – Somalia’s president has signed a law extending his own mandate for two years, the state news agency reported late on Tuesday night, setting the Horn of Africa nation on a collision course with its donors, who strongly oppose the move.

“President Mohamed Abdullahi (Farmajo) has tonight signed the direction of one person, one vote law which was unanimously passed by parliament on April 14,” the statement issued late on Tuesday night said. (Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; writing by Katharine Houreld)

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