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Speaker Jawari takes over Somalia as the acting president ahead of president elections
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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.