Somalia: Puntland Parliament Elects New Speaker

[Dalsan Radio]The 66 Members of the new Parliament of Puntland have today elected a new speaker in a highly contested election. Mr Said Hassan Shire was elected as the new parliament out of five candidates running for the position. Mr Shire has defeated 40 votes against Abdirashid Hersi who only received 26 votes in the third round of the voting.