Speaker Jawari takes over Somalia as the acting president ahead of president elections
The newly elected Speaker of the Somali Parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari has assumed all the powers of the President of Somalia, Radio Dalsan has confirmed. On Tuesday Jawari met with the top military officers led by Somalia National Army boss Major General Mohamed Adan , NISA boss and the Police Commissioner in a protocol confirming that orders now come from him and not Mohamud Hassan Sheikh the incumbent President. In accordance to the federal constitution Mohamud powers have now been reduced to technically being a candidate in the elections which is set for later this month. Jawari later held a meeting with his senate counterpart Abdi Hashi confirming both the Lower and Upper House had ascent the transfer of power. Jawari is now in charge of the Somalia military among other duties. This is not the first time he has assumed powers of the president of Somalia. Jawari briefly served acting President in August 2012 while Parliament elected a new leader.